New era for Stranraer rail line [The Galloway Gazette]

Date: 05/12/2011

A revolutionary proposal that could provide significant regeneration benefits to Wigtownshire and Ayrshire is gathering political support.
Originally put forward as an option by SAYLSA (the local Community Rail Partnership for the Stranraer to Ayr line) as the route comes to terms with the loss of over 60,000 passengers following the closure of Stranraer as a ferry port after 150 years, the plan would see a high quality regular rail service between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stranraer at four hourly intervals linked into the ferry service to Belfast and onward rail links to Dublin.

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