Rail campaigners in the Scottish Borders have hailed as 'highly productive' their latest talks with Transport Minister Humza Yousaf. They want to see the new line in the region extended to Carlisle. Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) chairman Simon Walton said their meeting had highlighted the route's importance for economic development. The Scottish government said it had further enhanced their 'positive working relationship'. The talks came after a draft report into improving transport in the region was published. It recommended that the prospect of extending the Borders Railway be given further consideration. Mr Walton said the discussions had put a number of items on the agenda including the railway's role in sustainable growth.
The transport minister meets with campaigners who want to see the new line in the Borders taken to Carlisle.