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ScotRail increase cross-border train journeys

Passengers will benefit from an extra 1,500 seats per day Photo: ITV Border

ScotRail Alliance has announced it's increasing the number of train journeys between Carlisle and Dumfries.

Passengers will benefit from an extra 1,500 seats per day on an extra five services, in each direction, from Sunday 10 December.

There will also be new early morning trains from Dumfries to Glasgow, and a late return service, providing 300 more seats between the stations.

The improvements mean customers in the south west of Scotland will see close to an hourly service throughout the day.

Better connections will be made for trains to and from London at Carlisle Credit: PA

ScotRail Alliance Managing Director said:

We are building the best railway this country has ever had - and that applies to all of Scotland.

The major investment we are making will mean more services and more seats in the south of Scotland.

It will also help to grow the economy in this part of the country, which makes it an exciting time for everybody in the area.

We've listened to feedback and made positive changes for commuters, business travellers and tourists looking to get out and about across this great country. More regular trains mean more seats and more choice, providing greater flexibility for trips to Glasgow and better connection with trains to London."

– Alex Hynes, Managing Director, ScotRail Alliance