This is the website for the campaign to reopen Beattock Station in south Scotland.
Moffat and Beattock are the hub for travel, tourism and other businesses in central southern Scotland. All they need is a local station.
Beattock, made famous by WH Auden’s poem The Night Mail, is sited on the West Coast Main Line – but no train has stopped here for 42 years.
Help us to change this. Beattock Station Action Group is campaigning to raise £25,000 for an expert report to make the case for Beattock to the Scottish Government, which has pledged to improve stations and create new ones where communities can prove the need.
Beattock is on the longest stretch of line in Britain with no station – there are nearly 48 miles between Lockerbie to the south and Carstairs to the north. The local communities urgently need a station at Beattock to:
Give local people better work opportunities by enabling them to commute
Increase tourism and benefit local businesses by making it easier for people to visit the area
Enhance residents’ quality of life by making it easier for them to travel outside the area for employment, shopping and leisure
Improve the environment by reducing dependence on the car
You can help by donating towards our campaign to raise £25,000. Every penny counts towards this investment in our communities’ future.