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

  • Astonished it was closed in the first place.
  • Having grown up in Newton Stewart and now working in the central NHS Office in Edinburgh, I'm all too familiar with colleagues complaining about having to go on site visits to Dumfries & Galloway, with it being "the middle of nowhere", "too difficult to get to" and "miles away". It's a beautiful part of the country, time to put it back on the map.
  • The 'Port Road' from Dumfries to Stranraer was another shortsighted closure given the freight traffic to/from Ireland which then had no alternative but to using the single track A75. Reopening it and coupling it with a rethought freight transport policy would be a godsend to Dumfries and Galloway. and

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