An important part of Beattock Station Action Group’s continuing research is to find out the level of public demand for a station.
We carried out a survey over six months in 2012–13 to find out people’s views on the proposal to reopen Beattock Station.
Respondents were asked whether they supported the reopening of the station and how they felt this could benefit them and the wider community.
The survey was sent out via Facebook, our website, Moffat Academy, local house delivery, street stalls, a Christmas Fair and local shops.
We received 643 completed questionnaires, including 100 from students aged 15 to 17 at Moffat Academy.
There was an overwhelming response in favour of reopening the station, with 640 people supporting the proposal.
They suggested more than 50 benefits, including improved commuting, increased tourism, better work opportunities and less reliance on cars.
A summary and a full report of the responses follow below.