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Mundell gathers support for Lockerbie rail improvements

Dumfriesshire MP, David Mundell, is gathering support for early morning and late trains from Lockerbie.

He claims the timetable prevents commuters from using the train to get to work in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

He hopes Scotland's Transport Minister Keith Brown will force train companies to make more stops at Lockerbie:

" We want to get hundreds of names. Lockerbie station Is already a very popular station, there's pressure on existing trains.

"But these early and late trains are something that we've wanted for a long time to get a balanced timetable from this station and allow people to get to the cities of Scotland."

– MP David Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale, Conservatives

Local MP launches Lockerbie rail improvements petition

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has launched a petition for better rail links and services from Lockerbie Station.

Mr Mundell met with Scotland's Transport Minister Keith Brown last month, where he put forward the case for rail connection improvements in Dumfriesshire.

He has called for the an early morning Carlisle to Edinburgh (via Lockerbie) service, which would enable locals to reach the capital before 9am.

"I am determined to get the balanced timetable of services that Lockerbie needs, as well as making sure there are enough seats on the trains we currently have.

"At my meeting with Scotland's Transport Minister Keith Brown I pressed for his support in these discussions with Transpennine, and also asked him to consider including in the Scotrail franchise an early morning Carlisle to Edinburgh service.

"Keith Brown has asked me for evidence that local people would use these extra services and I am confident that this petition will provide that evidence."

– MP David Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale, Conservatives

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