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Petition to Humza Yousaf, Scottish Borders Council, South East Scotland Transport Network, John Lamont

2019 NOT 2024 - Open the Stations - No More Delays.

We moved to Coldingham in 2012. Back then there was a lot of talk of the station at Reston opening. We couldn’t wait - the opportunity to easily commute to work, to have day trips/ evenings out, to be easily accessible for friends visiting our beautiful coastline.... today, 6 year’s on, the conversations keep going, stations in Central Borders have been opened (with a fantastic impact on their local economy), but yet we’re still waiting.... It wouldn’t just change our lives to have Reston and East Linton Stations opened, it would transform our economy and open the place up to so many wonderful opportunities for our young people - no longer forced to leave for work.  We have been told these stations will definitely open, but when? This campaign isn’t new. Talking to Barrie from Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES) he tells me that they have been campaigning to have stations in both East Linton and Reston re-opened since 1999. For almost 10 years this project has been continuously pushed back year after year. Now we need your help to put the pressure on and make this dream a reality - we need signatures. THIS IS THE FINAL PUSH.   The latest ‘promises’ received from Transport Scotland is that these stations will be opened between 2019 & 2024. Will they? We might hear in 2024 that it’ll be another 10 year’s. This has to STOP. No more delayed promises. We can't wait any longer. We want those stations opened ASAP. Please SIGN and then SHARE. Make our stations a priority TODAY.

Alice Fisher
1,028 supporters