Date lodged: 22 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve public transport links in the Robroyston area of Glasgow given the growth in new housing development.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 September 2016
The Scottish Government has approved an application for funding made to our Scottish Stations Fund (SSF) to support the construction of a new railway station at Robroyston. This is a significant landmark with Robroyston the first new station proposal to be awarded funding under the fund. The total contribution from the Scottish Government for this project is £7.129 million, representing 50% of the current total estimated capital construction costs for the new station. The remaining costs are to be met by the scheme promoters. Although the scheme promoters have yet to finalise the details of their delivery model for the project, the submitted bid envisaged completion of the station by March 2019.
Today`s announcement takes Robroyston railway station one significant step closer towards becoming a reality and forms part of our wider £5 billion investment programme to 2019 that is helping to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the rail network.