Monitoring group has published report on ‘seriously underperforming’ Borders Railway

  Press release from Borders Rail Monitor In 45 weeks out of 52 since late-October 2015, train services on the new Borders Railway from Tweedbank to Edinburgh failed to meet ScotRail’s contractual punctuality target of 92.5% of trains arriving within 5 minutes of schedule, a new report [1] has revealed. The report, by Borders Rail […]

Borders transport study should focus on rail potential

  The Campaign for Borders Rail appreciates that there are many and varied transport needs in the Scottish Borders.   A campaign spokesman said: “The resounding success of the new railway in tapping into huge and unpredicted demand for rail travel is a clear indication of the potential for capitalising on that success, which can only be […]

Borders Railway One Year On

CBR NEWS RELEASE 6 September 2016 BORDERS RAILWAY ONE YEAR ON More passengers than forecast Lessons for a positive future Extension proposed to benefit more communities The first anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway is an occasion to look to the future, the Campaign for Borders Rail has said. The route between Tweedbank […]

MSPs elected May 2016

Members of the Scottish Parliament from May 2016, Campaign for Borders Rail MSPs from different parties are of interest to supporters of the Campaign for Borders Rail who seek enhancement of the line that opened last September and extension of the role of rail in the Scottish Borders. During the election campaign in the weeks […]

Bridge problem strengthens case for re-opening cross-Border rail line

  News Release 22 January 2016 BRIDGE PROBLEM STRENGTHENS CASE FOR RE-OPENING CROSS-BORDER RAIL LINK The closure for several weeks of the West Coast Main Line because of weather-related damage to a bridge carrying the railway over the Clyde at Lamington in South Lanarkshire strengthens the case for re-opening rail access between Edinburgh and Carlisle […]