To: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Reopen the Dumfries -Stranraer Railway

Reopen the Dumfries -Stranraer Railway

Reopen the Dumfries -Stranraer Railway.

Why is this important?

Increase public transport options, put Galloway back on the railway map, remove lorry traffic from the A75, increase tourism in Dumfries and Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway

Reasons for signing

  • I would love to see this campaign partnered with an effort to convert some parts of the route into a long distance cycle path similar to the Caledonian route from Locharbriggs to Cargenbridge.
  • Look at the boost that the partly open Waverley line has given to the borders after 60 years of no connection to the railway. Now is the time to connect south west Scotland to the rail network. It would be a great boom. People working in Carlisle/Belfast will be able to look in the region and commute with better links. All in all a great idea.
  • More transport options for villages and towns and if possible maybe they could bring a Glasgow to Carlisle service via Ayr and Stranraer where then it will reverse and run along the Stranraer to Dumfries line then down to Carlisle? If so it would benefit ALL of the west of Scotland with links to north England.

Updates

2016-07-27 10:34:42 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-07-18 13:07:27 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-07-17 15:03:50 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-07-17 13:52:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-07-17 13:24:02 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-07-17 13:05:03 +0100

10 signatures reached