I suspect from your posts which are frankly quite rude, that few people in the Borders will have missed your presence. It is a lovely part of the world, full of really nice people who're very welcoming. I have spent many happy days there as a child and regularly as an adult. I have to say I do not recognise any of the stereotypes you mention. As to reinstating the line to Carlisle, I struggle to see the economic case for this, it would be difficult and expensive and unless there were a bigger strategic advantage then hard to see a case. Hawick though for sure would benefit from additional transport links. The cost of such schemes should be considered against the cost of building and maintaining cities like Edinburgh. Good transport links would make Hawick a commuter town for Edinburgh, far better to build housing in Hawick than Edinburgh in my view.