Train delays at 51.4% on Borders Railway in 2022

Wednesday February 1st 2023


Craig Hoy, Conservative MSP for South Scotland, has raised concerns about train delays between Edinburgh and Midlothian.

This follows the publication of a performance update by Scotrail last week. The publication revealed that 51.4% of trains travelling to and from Tweedbank station were delayed in 2022, which includes trains travelling between Edinburgh and Tweedbank via Gorebridge, Newtongrange and Eskbank.

Responding to the figures, Mr Hoy said: “It is completely unacceptable that a majority of Scotrail services between Tweedbank and Edinburgh were delayed last year.

“For regular rail users in Midlothian, it must be frustrating to show up to the station each day only to find out that their train has been delayed.

“If we want regular travellers and commuters to ditch their cars in an attempt to reach net zero, the Scottish Government must work harder to create a reliable railway service that makes trains a better alternative.”

Mr Hoy has submitted a Written Question to Scotland’s Transport Minister, asking: “To ask the Scottish Government what provisions it has put in place to address train delays between Tweedbank and Edinburgh?”

The SCotRail performance update figures can be seen HERE.

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