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Press Release – 5 February 2020

Campaign for Borders Rail Newsletter 61 Headlines include: • Two million passengers • Operational issues • Extension to Carlisle • Congratulations for Stow community • Harsh words from local councillor • Channel 5 features line AUDIO INTERVIEW with Rob Bell LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ije2nk3kld2bxws/rob%20bell%20and%20simon%20walton.m4a?dl=0 The Campaign for Borders Rail, the group that successfully lobbies for the building of […]

Campaign AGM told completion to Carlisle ‘nailed on’ – Press Release – 8 October 2019

 Holding its first AGM in Edinburgh for over ten years, the Campaign for Borders Rail was told on Tuesday morning that completing the main line from Tweedbank to Carlisle, was ‘absolutely rock solid’. That enthusiastic message came from Christine Grahame, MSP for Midlothian South, Tweedale and Lauderdale, who has been an enthusiastic supporter of the […]

Campaign for Borders Rail’s latest newsletter published – Press Release 1 September 2019

Ten million pounds for feasibility study, and ten thousand pounds to fund the Campaign. Campaign for Borders Rail launches Onward To Carlisle fundraiser, and governments pledge funds for long awaited feasibility study to extend Borders Railway to Carlisle, as Campaign prepares to hold 20th anniversary AGM. These are the top stories for the Campaign’s latest […]

Campaign for Borders Rail’s latest newsletter published – Press Release 1 September 2019

Ten million pounds for feasibility study, and ten thousand pounds to fund the Campaign. Campaign for Borders Rail launches Onward To Carlisle fundraiser, and governments pledge funds for long awaited feasibility study to extend Borders Railway to Carlisle, as Campaign prepares to hold 20th anniversary AGM. These are the top stories for the Campaign’s latest newsletter. […]

Onward to Carlisle Fund – Campaign launches funding drive online : Press Release 27 August 2019

Onward to Carlisle Fund Campaign launches funding drive online With around £2,500 already raised among members, the Campaign for Borders Rail today launched its Onward to Carlisle Fund via the online platform JustGiving.com. Speaking at the lunchtime launch, Simon Walton, the Campaign’s chair, said that the pressure was on the Campaign to deliver. “We are […]

Political prevarication prompts Campaign funding launch – Press release 17 June 2017

CAMPAIGN FOR BORDERS RAILPRESS RELEASE 17 June 2019 Political prevarication prompts Campaign funding launch The Campaign for Borders Rail has responded in generally positive terms to the news that electrifcation is on the agenda for the Borders Railway, as reported in The Scotsman (https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/scottish-government-is-considering-plans-to-electrify-the-borders-railway-1-4948207) Additionally, the influential lobbying organisation has launched its widest ever funding […]

Campaign concerns on overcrowding as Borders Railway growth continues – Press release 18 February 2019

CAMPAIGN FOR BORDERS RAIL : PRESS RELEASE 18 FEBRUARY 2019 Campaign concerns on overcrowding as Borders Railway growth continues The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) has again voiced concern regarding overcrowding on the Borders Railway. It makes a statement in the latest newsletter (February 2019, #58). A call has been made for a user group […]

Press Release 3 January 2019 : Commemoration of 50th anniversary of closure

Commemoration of 50th anniversary of closure. Campaign for Borders Rail to commemorate closure of ‘Waverley Route’ and reaffirm lobby for extension of the Borders Railway, through Hawick to Carlisle Photocall at Tweedbank Station Saturday, 5 January 2019, at 1335 (scheduled arrival time of special train commemorating last through working). Office bearers and supporters of the […]

Campaign AGM sparks debate and new hope for extension  – Press Release issued 20 October 2018

Campaign AGM sparks debate and new hope for extension The Campaign for Borders Rail AGM saw lively debate during a “question time” afternoon session, featuring a panel including political rivals John Lamont MP and Paul Wheelhouse MSP.   In front of an audience of around two hundred members and guests at Hawick High School (Saturday, […]

Press Release 15 October 2018 – Cabinet Secretary meeting and AGM panel includes Lamont and Wheelhouse. 

CAMPAIGN FOR BORDERS RAILPRESS RELEASE  Issued 15 October 2018 Frank discussions with Transport Secretary ahead of Campaign AGM including political heavyweights Lamont and Wheelhouse. The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR), which is building on the success of the Borders Railway and seeking extension through Hawick to Carlisle, has met with Scottish Government minister Michael Matheson, […]