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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

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Reasons for signing

  • A closed and abandoned railway line is dismal; it’s a symbol of an area ignored. But most who live near a railway station points to it with pride. Pride brings energy, energy brings opportunities, opportunities bring prosperity; all energised by the possibilities of a reopened railway. The story of Dr Beeching’s dismembering has never been adequately explored from social and cultural aspects, but these values are surely the most important to us as humans.
  • This strategic freight route to the port of Stranraer should never have been closed in the first place. Putting major rail links back will assist in decarbonising the economy.
  • This line should never have been closed. It meant that to reach Dumfries from Stranraer you had to travel up to Kilmarnock to come back down to Dumfries adding a lot more time and mileage to your journey.

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