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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ScotRail Public Meeting

Senior ScotRail executives are set to receive a grilling about the performance of the Borders Railway at a public meeting Galashiels.

Borders Railway problems risk undermining extension campaign

Local MP John Lamont has said the recent problems surrounding the Borders Railway is now undermining the campaign to get it extended.

There have been numerous reports with cancellations and carriage reductions in recent days, which have led to significantly overcrowded services.

Campaign for Borders Rail comes to Carlisle

Campaigners fighting to extend the Borders Railway on to Carlisle have met with the two MPs who represent the beginning and the end of the proposed new line.