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

  • Who enjoys travel by road when they are so congested these days. Look at the popularity of the Settle to Carlisle Railway, and the business it generates.... it really is a no-brainer... let's have OUR railways back... Government had no right to dismantle them in the first place....
  • 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.

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