ONE in seven trains on the new Borders Railway has been cancelled or delayed since the service opened.

Scottish Conservatives revealed that almost 1,200 trains on the route between Edinburgh and Tweedbank were cancelled and over 4,000 delayed by at least five minutes since September 2015.

Rachael Hamilton, Scottish Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, said: "Overall it has been a success. However, I think everyone who uses it regularly has experienced a late or even a cancelled train, and that is frustrating for both passengers and Borders Rail."

A ScotRail Alliance spokesman said: “We know that delays and cancellations are incredibly frustrating for our customers.

“Customers delayed 30 minutes or more - regardless of cause - are entitled to compensation through our Delay Repay scheme.”