Breich Station reprieved after outcry [Scotsman]





Date: 15/11/2017

Closure-threatened Breich Station, which has fewer than three passengers a week, has been reprieved after a public outcry. Transport minister Humza Yousaf has also ordered more trains to call at the West Lothian stop to add to the current one train in each direction a day. Network Rail launched a consultation into its closure in the summer because of the high cost of upgrading work as part of electrifying the secondary Edinburgh-Glasgow line via Shotts. The rail body said replacement of a footbridge, platforms, waiting shelters and CCTV would cost £1.4 million. It would have been the first closure of a Scottish station for 31 years - after Balloch Pier in 1986. Breich served just 138 passengers in 2015-16 - an average of 2.6 passengers a week.


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Breich Station reprieved after outcry

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Closure-threatened Breich Station, which has fewer than three passengers a week, has been reprieved after a public outcry.