Hyslop Secures Parking Commitment from Network Rail
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has secured a commitment from Network Rail that they intend to expand the car parking facilities at the Railway Station in Bathgate.
Fiona Hyslop was contacted by a number of constituents on the issue so she wrote to Network Rail urging them to extend the car park. Network Rail has now replied acknowledging the problem at Bathgate Railway Station and has confirmed that they are currently working out costs and design development to expand the car park.
Commenting, Fiona said;
“I am very pleased that Network Rail appreciates the need for this development and is currently looking into ways to expand the car parking area at Bathgate Station.
“The new Bathgate to Airdrie line has been a great success and is bringing benefits to local commuters and so there is clearly a need for more space to accommodate the growing influx of train users.
“I understand that Network Rail are looking into funding options and anticipate delivering additional parking by early 2014 and in the meantime I have written to West Lothian Council asking them to identify areas in Bathgate – including the old Railway Station Car Park – that could be used for overspill parking in the short term.”