Borders residents and businesses encouraged to respond to transport survey

Published: 4th July 2017

Train pulling into a station

We are encouraging local people and businesses to provide their views to Transport Scotland on the strategic transport network.

The survey is part of the wider Borders Transport Corridors Study being undertaken by Transport Scotland.

Commitment to look at road and rail links

The Scottish Government committed to examine the case for an extension to the Borders Railway and improvements to the A1, A7 and A68, and this study is part of that.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure

“The Council is one of a number of key stakeholders in the wider study, which is looking at how the transport network connects the Scottish Borders to the key local markets of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle.

“This study will look at the future needs of our area and cross-border connections and we would encourage Borderers to get involved and have their say on these key routes and where improvements could be made.”

Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Business and Economic Development

“The transport routes running through the Borders to cities and services outside our region are vital for trade, for encouraging tourism and for our quality of life. This Transport Scotland survey is an important opportunity for residents, organisations and businesses across the Scottish Borders to comment directly on how they want to see our transport infrastructure develop, including potential extension of the Borders Railway.”

Provide your views

The deadline for responses is 11 August, and the survey is available online.

More information

Further information on the study and survey is available from Transport Scotland’s website.