Now our rail station is in the firing line.
This news is a bitter blow.
Transport Scotland – SNP Ministers’ transport agency – is currently consulting on proposals to change Scotland’s rail network and has already said it “won’t rule out closing stations”.
Kennishead is one of those stations the consultation lists in “proximity” to an alternative – Priesthill & Darnley – with Transport Scotland detailing the lease cost that could be saved by closing Kennishead and other stations under threat.
Proximity doesn’t measure local needs, any alternative bus service or access to other rail stations.
Closure would remove a local lifeline, the train service that people in Kennishead rely on. It would make life much more difficult in a relatively isolated part of Glasgow for local residents, particularly senior citizens who have lived here for decades.
It also hits public transport for thousands who stay in neighbouring Carnwadric. All now face a trek to Thornliebank or Priesthill & Darnley for any access to the rail network.
Labour’s local team is urgently challenging this proposal along with everyone who relies on public transport in Kennishead and Carnwadric.
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