Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, in her capacity as the Scottish Government’s Minister for Transport, opened the new Stirling Train Station on Tuesday 27th June.
Fiona officially opened the new station following a £5 million upgrade to the station. The improvements include a complete re-design of the public realm outside the station, creating a pedestrianised plaza that delivers improved access for people walking, wheeling and cycling and the creation of a secure CyclePoint offering more than 140 additional cycle parking spaces.
Commenting after the opening Fiona said:
“It was a pleasure to join all the partners involved in the official opening of the refurbished Stirling Train Station.
“The new station will be more welcoming with greater integrated access for cyclists and new drop off and waiting room improvements.
“These improvements will make active travel easier than before and encourage multi-modal sustainable travel both in Stirling and beyond – benefitting health, wellbeing and protecting the environment. This is all part of our record investment in active travel, where the Scottish Government has committed to investing over £320million, or 10 per cent of the transport budget, in walking, wheeling, and cycling by 2024-25.
“These improvements will also benefit my own Constituents travelling from Linlithgow Train Station, many of whom commute to Stirling regularly for work, study at Stirling University or Forth Valley College or leisure and shopping.”