MSP Gil Paterson is continuing to put pressure on rail authorities over the re-twinning of the railway between Westerton and Milngavie.
Writing to ScotRail’s Head of Operations Delivery West, John Lone, the Clydebank and Milngavie MSP has asked for the franchise’s views on re-twinning the line and adding a rail halt at Allander
Mr Paterson made the case for the changes to the railway line, which was, in the latest data, named the worst-performing in the whole of Scotland, and conveyed constituents’ outrage over the poor service.
The MSP said: “Complaints from my constituents about poor performance on the Westerton to Milngavie line are just getting louder and louder – something needs to be done.
“In writing to ScotRail, I hope the franchise can provide some sort of reaction to what Rona Mackay MSP and I have been appealing for – the line re-twinning and new rail halt.
“I told ScotRail I believe addressing the single track issue would be a win-win situation: that it would improve service for the customers and sell more tickets for the operators, and it would pay for itself. It would also have a major impact to improve the environment by getting more cars off the road.
“In conveying constituents’ frustration with the service, I highlighted the skipping of stops and the cancellation of trains, as well as the need for re-twinning and rail halt.”
From Gil Paterson MSP by Alan Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org)