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Jun 07

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Councillor Gillespie calls for Tweedbank Station Rethink

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After the details for the design of the railway station at Tweedbank were revealed in a Planning Committee Meeting, Iain Gillespie of The Borders Party has called for a rethink.

At present, the design only allows for a ‘train operating company depot’, parking, a ‘plaza, a bus drop-off point and landscaping. There are to be no public facilities – no toilets, no café, no waiting room – nothing but a car park for the arriving visitor or for anyone arriving back at the station after a day out in the Borders.

Iain said “I believe there should be adequate public facilities at the station. it is not just a drop-off point, it is a terminus. I would like to see a nice, friendly facility there, possibly including toilets and a café – things like that. it certainly needs to be better thought out”.

Frances Pringle, Leader of The Borders Party said ” This may well be the first impression visitors get of our wonderful Borderland – I feel sure we could welcome them in a much better way than with a shed and a car park”.

 

 

 

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