Murdo Fraser, has welcomed the inclusion of 5 Mid-Scotland and Fife railway stations in a list of Britain’s best 100 stations and is now calling for improved services to connect these communities.
Simon Jenkins, author and founder of the Railway Heritage Trust, has compiled a list of the top 100 stations in Britain with Gleneagles, Pitlochry, Perth, Rannoch and Stirling all featuring on the list. The stations are ranked on their architecture, ambience and historical significance.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“Mid-Scotland and Fife is home to some of the most picturesque railway stations in Britain and now we need the services travelling to and from them to match.
“Perth station has recently undergone a significant remodel but in my opinion is still underused and I would call on the Scottish Government to work with transport partners to bring more services through it, and that includes a feasibility study for a direct line to Edinburgh.
“Much to their credit many communities across Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire have adopted their local station which has greatly improved the appearance of these stations and I would congratulate them on their hard work.
“Investing in the railways is a sure-fire way to improve the relative attractiveness of a community and hopefully previously closed stations, like Levenmouth, will reappear on this list in the near future.”