Update on the STPR 2

We are still waiting for the outcome of the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

( STPR 2 ) this will be published at the end of October , the public will have the opportunity to put their points and views towards the STPR 2 as we hope you will . Transport Scotland still has the Scottish Transport Appraisel ( STAG ) which was handed to them on theNovemrber 2019 . They won’t make any decision until conclusion of the STPR 2 which is frustrating ! A letter was sent out to the Scottish Transport

Minister on the 06/08/21 inviting him to meet the group and visit the station site , also a letter to the Scottish Green Party of which we are awaiting replies.

 

interviews with Moffat news and WestSound Radio

Ron and Katherine had two very postive interviews today ( Tuesday 27th July ) We spoke to Donald Turvill of the” Moffat News ” He has already received our press report of the information evening on the 21st . Then we had a ” Whats App ” chat with Joseph Gray of Westsound radio which will be on air tomorrow 28th throughout the day.

Our information on Wednesday 21st July 2021

The campagin Group calling for the reopening of Beattock Station has met up South Scotland MSP to discuss progress to date and the next steps.The MSP and  Stephen Thomspon, Ward Councillor for Annandale and Eskdale, attended Beattock Station Action Group information evening in the Proudfoot indoor Sports and Social Club in Moffat.and were extremely supportive of the group’s work. Ron Mc Lean, the group’s new chairman, gave a short history of the campaign group since its formation in 2012,highlighting the work of our late chairman Martin Brown, in pushing through the hoops and hurdles they had overcome over the years, Ron Mc Lean said Beattock Station would complement , not compete with , Lockerbie for train stops. Coln Smyth said while rail services still have to come back to normal after the pandemic, public transport is the key to reducing carbon emmission and helping the goverment to tackle climate change policies.The group is now awaiting the outcome of Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 which is due at the end of August 21 and Transport Scotland making a decision by the end of the year or the start of 2022 with the station reopening between 2024 and 2029. We would like thank you all for coming along to the information evening.

 

 

Information evening

Beattock station action group is holding an information evening tomorrow Wednesday 21st July at 7.00pm in the the Proudfoot, Mansfeild Place, Moffat. we like to welcome you all to this evening to update on the the progess of the reopening of the station and to meet the committee and chance to ask questions.

Information Evening

Beattock Station Action Group is holding an Information evening in the Proudfoot indoor Social Club, Mansefield Place, Moffat on Wednesday 21st July at 7.00pm. We would like to welcome you all to this evening to update you of the progess of reopening of Beattock station and meet the committee and a chance to ask questions.

The Chair of BSAG meets our MSP

BSAG Chair Ron Mclean met our local MSP, Oliver Mundell yesterday and Ron gave him an update on the current status of our campaign to re-open Beattock Station. He asked Oliver if he would lobby the Scottish Parliament later this year when the next stage of the report goes to Transport Scotland and Oliver agreed. All of Ron’s update can be heard at our INFORMATION EVENING at the Proudfoot Institute Sports Club (PISC), Mansfield Place, Moffat on 21st July 2021 at 7pm

Meeting with MSP

12th July 2021

BBC Radio Scotland

BSAG Chairman Ron Mc Lean and Councillor Stephen Thompson gave some comments yesterday on  BBC radio Scotland concerning the re-opening of Beattock Railway Station which will be used as information bulletins and will be broadcast today (Thursday 3rd June)  including the news that Emma Harper MSP will be  taking the issue of the  reopening of the station to Holyrood.

meeting with Emma Harper MSP

On Tuesday some of the Beattock Station Action Group met up with Emma Harper MSP  in Beattock to update her about the progress towards re-opening of our station. We visited the station site showing Emma around and explaining that much of infrastructure already exists. Emma lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament: titled “The campaign to re-open Beattock Railway Station”. Emma continues to support the group and is working with us to reopen the station.