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Rail strike over driver-only trains to go ahead

RMT union members will strike for 24 hours next week Credit: PA

Trade union RMT has confirmed a strike against Northern rail, or Arriva Rail North, is set to go ahead despite talk of cancellations.

The guards and drivers members of the union will walk-out for 24 hours on Monday 13 March.

They say the dispute is over retaining train guards and the prospect of driver-only trains.


Give your views on Borders buses

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Bus passengers in the Borders are being asked for their views on services in the region and how they could be improved.

Bus Users Scotland is holding a 'Your Bus Matters' event in Peebles between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday (6 September).

It takes place at Burgh Hall on the High Street and will gather feedback from local passengers about both commercial and subsidised bus services in the area.


Transport summit being held in Dumfries

The region's roads were slammed in an Audit Scotland report Credit: ITV Border

Transport concerns in Dumfries and Galloway will be discussed at a summit today.

A report by Audit Scotland last week, found that only 50% of roads in the region were in an acceptable condition.

Dumfries and Galloway Council said it was investing millions into repairing the roads across the county.

Volunteer bus service to expand in Cumbria

The Border Rambler bus service Credit: ITV Border

A volunteer community bus service, running through small Cumbrian villages, has been so successful it is launching a new route.

The Border Rambler started last year, to replace the service that used to run along the A689.

It runs on Tuesdays and Fridays and picks up on average nine passengers per journey.

The Border Rambler bus service Credit: ITV Border

The volunteers plan to start a second route on Mondays and Thursdays in September. It will include Lannercost, Walton, Hethersgill, Smithfield and Scaleby.

People have used it continually. We haven't missed a day since we started, all the way through the floods so the feedback's good.

– Keith Meller, Border Rambler

Transport Minister visits flood-damaged roads in Cumbria

The Secretary of State for Transport has been visiting Cumbria to witness first-hand the damage caused by the December floods.

Patrick McLoughlin was joined by local MP and Environment Minister Rory Stewart as they visited the A591, Pooley Bridge and Eamont Bridge.

Mr McLoughlin said he was doing all he could to speed up the process of repairing the region's roads and bridges.

Lori Carnochan reports:

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