Campaign concerns over Borders Railway reliability

MEMBERS of the Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) are pressing for improvements, with services on the new £300million line having suffered delays and reliability problems.

Campaign concerns over Borders Railway reliability
A Class 170 DMU waits to clear the loop south of Gorebridge as late-running Class 158 No. 158735 heads for Tweedbank on October 15, 2015. CHRIS MILNER
The CBR says there have been signal, track circuit and axle counter failures that have halted trains, as well as faults in fibre optic cables.

There have also been DMU failures in the Class 158 fleet, and crewing issues, leading to cancellations.

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