Transport Minister Kintore Station meeting
13/04/09 10:06 Filed in: News
A meeting will take place next week with the Transport Minister to discuss the proposed reopening of Kintore Station.
Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East has invited interested parties to the meeting with SNP Transport Minister, Stuart Stevenson MSP. Dr Milne has also invited representatives from Kintore Community Council, all North East Regional MSPs, and First Minister and Gordon MSP, Alex Salmond to attend.
The meeting has been pencilled in for Wednesday 22nd April in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
Among those expected to attend are:
Dr Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for the North East
Mr Alex Johnstone, Conservative MSP for the North East
Mr Nigel Don, SNP MSP for the North East
Mr Richard Baker, Labour MSP for the North East
Mrs Alison McInnes, Liberal Democrat MSP for the North East
Mr Kenny Thomson, Chairman Kintore Community Council
Mr Graham McDonald, Vice Chairman Kintore Community Council
“I welcome the agreement of the Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson MSP, to meet with me and other local community representatives to discuss the reopening of Kintore station,” says Dr Milne. “The meeting next week will I hope provide an opportunity to get the proposed reopening of Kintore Station moving forward.
“Scottish Conservatives have been leading the campaign for Kintore station to reopen, which I believe would provide positive economic benefits to Kintore and the surrounding communities. I hope that with cross-party support the SNP Government will give serious consideration to make the reopening of Kintore station a reality for the North East.”
Hopefully the meeting will also address why the figure being quoted for the cost of re-opening is so ridiculously high. It is very likely that an estimated cost of £6.5 to £17 million (if that is an accurate report of the figure) will be used as a reason to bury the project.
How much can it cost to build a platform, a shelter and a car park? Surely £1million at the absolute most.