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Press Release – 22nd June 2021

The Campaign for Borders Rail – the successful pressure group seeking completion of the Borders Railway through Hawick to Carlisle – has been in significant dialogue with ministerial stakeholders, both in Holyrood and Westminster.   “We have succeeded in taking our message to key decision makers on both sides of the border,” said Marion Short, […]

Press Release – Saturday 9th January 2021

Complete the Borders Railway: Campaign tells Union Connectivity Review The Campaign for Borders Rail, the influential community-based group lobbying for extension and completion of the Borders Railway, has made its case to the Union Connectivity Review, commissioned by HM Government, and chaired by Network Rail’s Sir Peter Hendy. CBR has told the Review that completing […]

Press Release – Friday 10 July 2020

Rob Bell ‘Walking Britain’s Lost Railways’ named Patron of Campaign for Borders Rail The Campaign for Borders Rail is delighted to announce that television presenter, engineer and adventurer, Rob Bell is to be the lobby group’s first appointed patron. Rob is one of the best known faces on British and international television, for his many […]

Include Borders Railway in Big Build

PRESS RELEASE – Monday, 29 June 2020 Include Borders Railway in Big Build The Campaign for Borders Rail is calling on the UK Government to include extension of the Borders Railway, as a crucial project within their ‘Big Build’ economic revival programme, and to complete the line between Edinburgh, the Borders, and Carlisle. An announcement […]

Press Release -11 June 2020

Campaign for Borders Rail vindicated by report to National Infrastructure Commission A report, “High Speed Rail and Scotland”  prepared for submission to the National Infrastructure Commission by the High Speed Rail Group, recommends the completion of the Borders Railway on the grounds of economic regeneration, social inclusion, and strategic deployment of network capacity made possible by the construction […]

Big opportunity on the small screen

This article has been published as a supplementary feature in conjunction with Campaign for Borders Rail’s Newsletter 62. To receive the full newsletter, please subscribe to become a member of the Campaign – details at https://campaignforbordersrail.org/support/ Back in the days before shaking hands became life-threateningly foolhardy, Simon Walton met Rob Bell, for a special edition […]

Campaign for Borders Rail Press Release – 2 June 2020

“Campaign more important now than ever” “Building the new cross-border rail rink is the most important post-coronavirus project we can undertake to redefine ourselves” Simon Walton, chair, Campaign for Borders Rail Campaign for Borders Rail has made a radical restatement of policy, and pledges more to commerce and the community on both sides of the […]

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 […]