Date lodged: 22 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02448 by Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2016, what the costs of the improvements were at (a) Lockerbie, (b) Gretna Green, (c) Annan, (d) Sanquhar and (e) Kirkconnel railway station, and the time periods in which the work took place.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 October 2016
The improvements made were funded from various budgets in the previous and current ScotRail franchise, along with funding from the Department for Transport's Access for All fund. The time period for the works range from 2007 until 2016, with the recent investment being the installation of CCTV cameras at Sanquhar and Kirkconnel stations from the £78k franchise commitment to install CCTV camera at stations across the rail network by March 2016. The actual cost of each station improvement is not known as this is a commercial matter between the franchisee and their contractor.