Passenger footfall on the Borders Railway Line: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/02059  
Date received: 31 July 2018
Date responded: 29 August 2018
Information requested
Thank you for your request for passenger footfall on the Borders Railway Line and bus statistics prior to the reopening of the line, and up to the current day, that service the towns and villages along the Borders Railway.
Passenger footfall on the Borders Railway Line
The patronage figures below do not include Borders services which run between Glenrothes with Thornton (in Fife), and Tweedbank, as this is reported separately.
Year to March 31-Total passengers
2015-16  970,373  Services commenced on 6 September 2015
2016-17  1,526,763
2017-18  1,718,339
Data on the use of individual stations on the Borders Line proper can also be found here:
Bus statistics.
The Scottish Government does not hold this information, this is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. Although, this information may be held by the Local Authority Councils who operate the bus services in that area. This information may sit with either Edinburgh Council or Scottish Borders Council.
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