Galloway and West Dumfries MSP, Finlay Carson, has met with Alex Hynes, Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance.
ScotRail’s Dumfries and Carlisle service will now be offering food and drink hospitality.
The 2018 Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) budget will match the 2017 scheme.
Until the recent decision by the European Commission on 12th December 2017, CAP regulations required LFASS to change in 2018.
This would have meant a reduced LFASS parachute payment of 80% but will now be deferred by a year until 2019.
Following the EU decision, the Scottish Government have agreed to fulfil LFASS payments at 100% for 2018.