Scottish Local Rail Development Fund awards grants

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The Scottish Government has awarded ten communities a total of £681k to support the delivery of transport appraisal studies that could bring forward railway schemes.

  • East Lothian Council – Haddington
  • Fife Council – Cross Forth Travel
  • Hitrans – HMNB Clyde Transport Opportunities
  • Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council – Access to Linlithgow Station
  • Nestrans – Accessibility at Insch Station
  • Newburgh Train Station Group – Newburgh
  • StARLink – St Andrews
  • South Lanarkshire Council – connectivity in Clydesdale
  • Tactran – Bridge of Earn/Oudenarde P&R
  • Tactran – Stirling Strategic P&R
  • Tactran have two successful bids, with one scheme looking into improving transport in the Bridge of Earn area with a railway station at Oudenarde under consideration. The second bid will consider possible options for a Park and Ride station near Stirling.
  • Fife Council have submitted a bid with Scotrail and SEStran that will cover travel data in the Forth bridge head area.
  • Starlink have submitted a bid to look into restoring the railway at St Andrews.
  • Her Majesty’s Naval Base on the Clyde was also subject to a winning bid for transport opportunities.
  • East Lothian Council received support to look into a proposed railway station at Haddington.
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