Dr Neil Hudson MP spoke of the importance of rural bus and train networks to improve connectivity and combat rural isolation in the commons this week.

Dr Hudson raised the issues of the impact poor connectivity can have on the mental wellbeing of residents and raised the issue of Gilsland Station. 

After the debate, Dr Neil Hudson MP said: “I was very grateful to have the opportunity to speak at this debate on this extremely important issue of rural transport.

"The link between connectivity and mental health and wellbeing cannot be overstated.

I was delighted to again speak about our wonderful volunteer bus services, the Border Rambler and the Fellrunner who provide a much-needed connection for so many people who would otherwise not be able to travel outside their area.

"It was also great to raise in the Chamber with the Minister, about the need for restoration of Gilsland Station."