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MSP Lamont calls for bus cuts meeting

John Lamont. Credit: John Lamont.

A local MSP has hit out at proposals to axe a number of bus routes in the Scottish Borders.

John Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, says he has requested a meeting with First Group, which is considering the cuts.

While these services may not be that well used, in a rural area like the Borders they are vital for some, including pensioners and those who don’t drive.

Instead of cutting services, I want bus operators and the Council to work together to ensure that we have a properly integrated transport system in the Borders which fits people’s needs.

– John Lamont MSP

Passengers face train delays south of Cumbria

Virgin Trains. Credit: PA

People travelling south of Cumbria by train are facing delays of up to an hour.

It's due to a train fault between Lancaster and Preston, and southbound services are expected to be affected until around 12pm.

Replacement buses are conveying passengers between Preston and Lancaster in both directions until further notice.

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