Queen Elizabeth II declaring the Borders Railway open on September 9, 2015, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

In pictures: The Queen opening the Borders Railway five years ago

It was five years ago today that Queen Elizabeth II declared the Borders Railway officially open, and we’ve gathered together photos taken that day to mark that milestone anniversary.

By Darin Hutson
Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 5:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 7:03 pm

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, was also the day the Queen became the longest-serving monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by a day with a reign, at that point, of 63 years and 217 days.

The Tweedbank-Edinburgh railway’s official opening came three days after passenger services commenced on Sunday, September 6, and five days after a press preview trip on Friday, September 4.

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