NEW KIRKLISTON STATION


Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has just launched a campaign to introduce a new railway station at Kirkliston with routes into Edinburgh.

Kirkliston has doubled in size in recent years, but public transport has not improved in response to that. Huge pressure is being put on arterial routes because of car journeys into town and, indeed, on Dalmeny train station in South Queensferry which are already overcrowded.

 

The village of Kirkliston in my constituency has doubled in size, yet public transport has not improved to meet increasing needs. Earlier in the year, I questioned Mr Matheson, the Transport Secretary, about the possibility of introducing a station following increased transport demands from the opening of the Queensferry Crossing. Yet, SNP councillors in Edinburgh Council then voted against looking into the potential of a new station.  It is now time for the Scottish Government, Network Rail and Transport Scotland to reconsider their positon.


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