Date lodged: 6 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it has had since May 2011 and with whom to consider the case for a railway halt in the village of Plains.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 16 June 2016
Transport Scotland met with North Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to discuss aspirations for a station at Plains in February 2013 and December 2014 and, as a result of these meetings, North Lanarkshire Council agreed to undertake an appraisal in line with Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG).
On 16 February 2016 STAG Part 1 was received from the council. Transport Scotland provided comments on the STAG Part 1 report on 27 May 2016 and the comments are now with the council for consideration.