Passenger Use of Bathgate – Airdrie Line Rises by 22%
Local MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the news that passengers on the new train line which runs from Helensburgh and Balloch to Edinburgh have increased by 22% since the line opened in 2010.
This statistic was provided by Transport Minister, Keith Brown during Portfolio Questions in Parliament. The Bathgate – Airdrie Line project also included new stations at Bathgate, Armadale and Blackridge.
“As the local constituency MSP, I am delighted to see these positive figures for the use of the line.”
“The rail link has opened up access to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh, provided new jobs and is a welcome upgrade to our local towns. I am very pleased to see that the residents of these towns and further afield are making use of this worthwhile investment.”