Introducing a Programme for Rail to provide better rail links would benefit the South West at a relatively low cost.
The town of Dumfries and the surrounding areas yield a population catchment of around 50-60k, yet the
railway usage from Dumfries station is only around a third of the total usage of similar sized towns and
cities such as Perth, excluding interchange figures. One reason as to why the usage figures are as low
could be due to the significant difference in services to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The service frequencies
to Glasgow and Edinburgh from both Perth and Dumfries compared, indicate a stark contrast in the
catchment of possible rail connections from both stations.
Benefits would include:
Date 2 December 2017
Submitted by Liam Hendry