Extend the Borders Railway

We need to extend the Borders Railway to improve transport links, create more jobs and support more local businesses.

The SNP Government at Holyrood has not invested to improve our infrastructure and build up the local transport network. 

Since it reopened, the Borders Railway has been a huge success.

We need to build on that and deliver an even better Borders Railway for people across the Scottish Borders. 

I will continue to do all I can and work with local campaigners to ensure we see the Borders Railway extended to Hawick, Newcastleton and on to Carlisle. 



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LNER plan to close Berwick-upon-Tweed ticket office

Today, LNER have informed me that they plan to close the ticket office at Berwick-upon-Tweed Station, despite the station being regularly used by thousands of residents across the Borders.

UK Cabinet Minister ‘committed’ to Borders Railway study

Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, met with John Lamont MP today to discuss the extension of the Borders Railway. He told the Borders MP that he understands the importance of the project to people in the Borders.

Newcastleton station derailed by Scottish Government

Local MP John Lamont, and Leader of Scottish Borders Council, Cllr Mark Rowley, have reacted with astonishment after the Scottish Government attempted to force Scottish Borders Council to remove protections for the extension of the Borders Railway.

Scotrail to cut some Borders Railway services

Scotrail will cut Borders Railway services as part of its timetable shake up due in May 2022.

Services between Tweedbank and South Gyle and Glenrothes will be cut completely with trains terminating at Edinburgh Waverley instead.