More than 2.6 million people have travelled on the Borders railway since it reopened two years ago.
The 31-mile Borders Railway route stretching from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank was officially opened by HM The Queen on 9 September 2015.
Over 2.6million passengers have travelled on the Borders railway line since it re-opened in September 2015
65% of visitors that used the line stated that the railway line was a factor in their decision to make their trip.
A 10.6% rise in visitors to Abbotsford House in Melrose between 2015 and 2016.
An 8% rise in tourism employment in the Scottish Borders.
Riddell Graham, Director of Partnerships at VisitScotland said:
Lindley Kirkpatrick, Head of ScotRail’s Borders Railway programme said: