To: Transport Scotland & Minister for Transport (Scottish Parliament)

Save Breich Station

Save Breich Station

Refuse permission for the closure of Breich station on the 'Shotts Line' from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Why is this important?

Network Rail have applied to close Breich station on the ‘Shotts Line’ from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Their case for closure is that the cost of work on the station and replacement of the footbridge which are required due to electrification of the route, is not justified by the small number of passengers using the station. It’s not surprising that few passengers use Breich – only one train in each direction stops here. Network Rail have not considered the potential for increased usage if more trains stopped, if parking facilities were provided and if proposed housing developments nearby go ahead. Nor do they appear to have considered building a path from the east-bound platform to the A706, so negating the need for a footbridge. Closure of Breich station was not part of the electrification plan for which the budget would have included funds for the required work. Railways should be to provide a service, not for profit. The proposed closure is an opportunistic attempt at cost saving and has not considered all options, so permission should not be granted.

Breich

Reasons for signing

  • I have signed this petition because seeing breich closed will break my heart
  • we should be opening stations, not closing them , as someone who lost their station in the 1960s, there is much regret for doing so as the town needs a station!
  • Becasue all the stations

Updates

2017-09-05 11:49:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-04 16:13:59 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-04 12:57:20 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-04 12:15:50 +0100

10 signatures reached