“Give your views on the future of Scotland’s rail services.”
In 2014, both the current contract for rail passenger services (ScotRail) and the funding arrangements for Network Rail in Scotland are due to come to an end and new arrangements have to be in place. The Rail 2014 consultation is asking Rail users and stakeholders to play their part in shaping Scotland’s rail services with passenger interests at the heart.
11 Glasgow railway stations within one mile of a similar station have been identified by Transport Scotland. Duke Street is one of the highlighted stations.
Transport Scotland describes the situation as folllows:
“There are some areas where there are railway stations that are located in close proximity. In the Glasgow commuter area there are 11 stations located less than one mile from another rail station offering similar services and there are three other stations in other parts of Scotland. The distances are estimated based on the actual distance passengers would be displaced if walking to the nearest alternative station.”
“We do not intend to reduce the number of stations on the network. We are however considering the possibility of attuning the number and location of stations to provide improved services for Scotland.”
Dennistoun Community Council will be submitting a response in support of keeping the station open.
You are encouraged to leave your comments below, or send them to us via the usual DCC contact methods.
If you would prefer to submit your thoughts directly, the response form is available here (.doc file). The consultation closes on 20th February 2012.
Further contact details for Transport Scotland are as follows: