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Concern over station closures

February 23, 2012 5:34 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting after a debate in the Scottish Parliament today on the Scottish Government's 'Rail 2014' consultation and the effect that it may have on Glasgow train stations, Scottish Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Jim Hume MSP said:

Jim Hume MSPJim Hume MSP"The SNP government's now infamous "Rail 2014" consultation is the reason why people in Glasgow are concerned about station closures.

"The short-term franchise proposed because of what the government calls "constitutional uncertainty" kills off any hope of long-term, sustainable investment in our rail network.

"The SNP proposals will lead to fewer routes, closed stations and higher fares.

"Passengers who use Kelvindale, Maryhill and other stations can surely be forgiven for seeking clarity from the Government on its true intentions, given the overwhelming weight of evidence against the government's public protestations to the contrary.

"It is time for the SNP government to come clean about the stations that it wishes to retain in Glasgow and those that it intends to close.

"After all, saying that there are no plans to close stations is not the same as saying that there will be no closures."