Improving transport for all

I will continue my campaign for increased investment in our roads network. Whilst the re-opening of the railway to Galashiels is assist the central Borders, more needs to be done to protect vital bus links, and invest in proper roads in other parts of the Borders.

I support the re-opening of Reston station and greater investment in our bus routes, the dualling of the A1 and extending the railway to Hawick and onto Carlisle.

News

ScotRail Public Meeting

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

Borderlands funding announced in Spring Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP is expected to announce the UK Government will be contributing £260m to the Borderlands Growth Deal.

The UK Government has been supporting Growth Deals across the UK since 2014. To date, this has included more than £1.3bn of investment in Scotland.

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.