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    MSP backs plans for Grangemouth train station

    Written by on February 6, 2020

    A local MSP has backed plans that would see a new railway station built in Grangemouth.

    Falkirk East’s Angus MacDonald thinks it would be a welcome boost for local business.

    Railfuture Scotland recently outlined proposals to expand the rail network, suggesting the town as a “top priority”.

    They appeared in detail in the Sunday Herald (click here)

    They estimate 360,000 people would use the station every year.

    “a great town”

    Mr MacDonald commented, “I welcome these proposals put forward by Railfuture Scotland.

    “Not only would it benefit the industry in the town, providing wider connectivity through Scotland’s rail network to the rest of Scotland, the UK and beyond, but it would ensure that local people have better access to Scotland’s rail network.

    “Investment to realise a railway station in Grangemouth would increase the prospects of people within our communities and would help to bring people back into the town increasing footfall and the prosperity of our local businesses.

    “Grangemouth is a great town, with great people, and so much potential.

    “A railway station, and further investment in the town, is vital to its future prosperity, and I would encourage further exploration of these proposals, with a view to reinstating Grangemouth’s railway station sooner rather than later.”