The new Borders Railway in numbers
The new Borders Railway which links Edinburgh and Tweedbank is opening to the public this weekend.Here is the project in numbers:
► 294 million - The amount in pounds which it cost to construct the line.
► 30 - The number of new miles of track which were laid.
► 7 - The number of new stations built.
► 1,100 - The number of people who worked on the project at its peak.
► 650,000 - The number of passengers the route is expected to carry in a year.
► 10 - The total number of stations on the route.
► 2 - The number of Victorian tunnels repaired during construction.
► 137 - The total number of bridges built (42) and refurbished (95).
► 100,000 - The number of sleepers (almost) laid along the route.
► 6,000 - The number of jobs supported by the tourism sector in the region.