Hume calls for extension of Borders Railway


Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume today repeated his calls for the Scottish Government to commit to a feasibility study into the extension of the Borders rail link to Hawick and Carlisle.

Speaking during topical questions at Holyrood, Mr Hume highlighted the economic benefits that extending the line could bring to the Borders and Carlisle.

Speaking afterwards, 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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