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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09538: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 31 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the projected monthly passenger use was for Edinburgh Gateway station, and what its actual use has been in each month since its opening.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 June 2017

The projected use for the station in the first year of its operation was in the range of 500,000 to 600,000 passengers; a projected monthly or four-weekly patronage was not advised.

Railway station demand is reported in four-week periods. Since the station opened, reported passenger demand has been as follows:

2016 - 17 year

Passengers

Dates

Period 10

11,786

11 December 2016 - 7 January 2017

Period 11

15,287

8 January - 4 February 2017

Period 12

14,981

5 February - 4 March 2017

Period 13

16,290

5 - 31 March 2017

 

 

 

2017 - 18 year

 

 

Period 1

17,205

1 - 29 April 2017

 

75,549

 

In the longer-term, the use of the station is expected to grow substantially. This is because of significant planned development in the area around the station. This includes some 1,500 new homes immediately north of the station, for which there is passive provision for a footbridge.