A meeting has taken place about the possibility of introducing an early morning Lockerbie to Edinburgh train service.
MP David Mundell is campaigning for local people to be able to get into the city before 9am.
He has met with Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown, and will be starting a petition in the New Year.
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