Kintore rail survey launched
04/09/12 11:33 Filed in: News
Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland, today launched a survey asking people in the Kintore area for their views on opening a railway station in the town
Re-opening the railway station in Kintore has been a long held ambition and was included in the NESTRANS
plan with an opening date of 2009.
However, as we have noted before on this website, the pace of the project has been extremely disappointing, possibly because of the extraordinarily high costs being quoted for the reinstatement of the rail station
Now Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP, Mrs McInnes says she has written to every person in the Kintore area to ask them to take part in the survey.
"The local campaign for a station at Kintore is one that I have been involved in for a number of years, actively working alongside the local community to highlight the fact that a station at Kintore can be part of the long-term solution to the North East's transport problems,” says Mrs McInnes.
"We have an opportunity to persuade the Scottish Government that this project must be considered a priority. That is why I am keen to gather further evidence and hear my constituents' views on this issue as I continue to make representations on their behalf.”
If, like us, you have not received Mrs McInness’s letter, you can complete the survey online at www.alisonmcinnes.co.uk