Hyslop Welcomes Rail Boost for Bathgate



 Monday, 30th August

SNP MSP for Lothians Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the announcement of 74 new jobs in Bathgate connected to the opening of the Airdrie-Bathgate line and a further 56 jobs along the route.

The announcement was made on Monday by Transport minister Stewart Stevenson.

Welcoming the news Ms Hyslop said:

“These new jobs are just one of the many benefits the new rail line will bring to the area.

“74 new jobs for Bathgate alongside the new line is a great step forward and a real boost during the current economic difficulties.

“Not only is the line itself generating 74 jobs for Bathgate and more for the rest of the line, it will open the area up to new business and new investment.

“The Airdrie-Bathgate line is a real investment in West Lothian and I am pleased to see that under the SNP it is nearing completion and ready to roll.”

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