Tweedbank Rail Link is Building Block for Carlisle Extension

Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, is repeating his call on the Scottish Government to commit to a feasibility study into the extension of the Borders rail link to Hawick and Carlisle.


The MSP will attend the official opening of the line on Wednesday of this week, 9th September.


Mr Hume said:


“Without doubt, the Borders railway project is a key achievement of Liberal Democrats in coalition at Holyrood and this week, we finally see its momentous return to the region. 


“This is a historic moment for the Borders.


“The Scottish Government must now acknowledge that the link to Tweedbank is the building block for real progress on an extension to Hawick and eventually Carlisle.


“I want Scottish Ministers to get that feasibility study underway.”



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