Date lodged: 12 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-12806 by Humza Yousaf on 19 December 2017, whether it plans to provide a train station in Plains, North Lanarkshire.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 April 2018
As promoters of the scheme for a new rail station for Plains, North Lanarkshire Council instructed consultants SWECO to undertake an appraisal in line with Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG). North Lanarkshire Council recommendation was to take forward more detailed work on options for a Bus Statutory Quality Partnership and not to progress a railway option.
We understand that North Lanarkshire Council met Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, during the week 23 April, to discuss progression of the Bus recommendation.