"The Annan Station project is part of a wider Annan masterplan that was agreed in 2010 and that identified the access points to the town as being important.
"It's all about giving good first impressions to visitors coming to the area, so the railway station is going to be improved as a key access point, but also the entrances to the town itself.
"The council see the whole Gretna, Lockerbie and Annan regeneration area as a key priority."
More top news
10,000 children have increased their chances of avoiding flu this winter after a county council campaign saw figures soar by 40%.
A look ahead over the festive period.
Boxes of Hope, Cumbria, the charity which gets local communities together and helps deprived children in Eastern Europe.