Electrification hope encourages Borders Railway extension ambition [BBC News]

Date: 17/06/2019

The electrification of the Borders Railway would make the viability of extending the route to Carlisle 'far better', according to campaigners. The Scottish government has confirmed it is considering the move on a number of routes around the country. It would help to cut journey times and improve reliability on the line. The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) said it believed it would also strengthen its case for taking the line past its current terminus at Tweedbank.

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It believes the move could make the viability of extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle "far better".

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