South Scotland

Councillor calls for Borders railway halt at Heriot

A railway halt should be provided at Heriot on the new Borders railway line, according to a local councillor.

Sandy Aitchison said villagers "deserve" extra transport provision.

He said: "I see no reason why the future programming of the timetable could not allow a stop at Heriot to allow passengers to join it.

"The disruption in Heriot has been huge for the last year or so, to no advantage really to the people who live there."

From September, trains are scheduled to operate between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.

In the Borders, they will stop at Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank.

Mr Aitchison added: "It would seem sensible as pressure comes on development in the future in Heriot that we tie that in to the transport systems not only the bus, not only the A7, but the railway system as provided."

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