The purpose of this study was to consider accessibility provided to Scottish Borders communities to link to the strategic transport networks, and identify where improvements are required. It is a multi-modal study and the case for extending the Borders Railway has been considered within the option-based approach to this work along with other potential, multi-modal solutions.
The specific aims of the study were to:
- identify cross modal problems and opportunities within the transport provision between the Scottish Borders and its key markets of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle
- highlight where the study has identified the need for further investigation of issues
- recommend transport options which could be subjected to more detailed appraisal.