Petition is successful with 283 signatures
To: Transport Scotland & Minister for Transport (Scottish Parliament)
Save Breich Station
24/11/17 - We won!
I'm delighted to report that the Scottish Government have announced that Breich station is to remain open and could benefit from enhanced services in the future.
Use of the station was reviewed as part of the Scottish Government’s investment into the Shotts Electrification project, with a consultation undertaken by Network Rail on behalf of Transport Scotland to consider its long term viability given low patronage.
The 12-week consultation considered the views of relevant transport stakeholders, the local authority, trade unions plus the local community and their elected representatives.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:
“The overwhelming response to the consultation was in favour of keeping Breich Station open. Not only that, many respondents wished to see more services calling at Breich Station to increase patronage.
“Having taken on board the strong support for Breich Station, I have made the decision it should remain open. My officials are working with the ScotRail Alliance to see how we can increase calls at Breich to make it a more viable station which encourages greater use of rail.”
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and submitted objections. Not only has Breich been saved, but there is a commitment to provide a better service.