Plans to electrify on track
Published 10 Oct 2012 09:30 1 Comment
ENTERPRISE and Environment convenor councillor Donald Balsillie has welcomed clarification over plans to electrify the Alloa to Stirling rail line.
Concerns had been raised that Alloa, along with Stirling and Dunblane, was no longer a part of the multi-million pound project following an announcement in the summer by Transport Minister Keith Brown regarding the £650m project.
However, following a meeting between senior Clackmannanshire Council officers and officials from Transport Scotland, the council has been reassured that the government is still on track to deliver electrification of the network, including Alloa, albeit later than had been originally planned.
Councillor Balsillie said, "While we obviously want to see Alloa benefitting as soon as possible from faster electric trains, it is reassuring that the government remains committed to the wider network electrification with the prospect that Alloa is likely to be connected as part of any Stirling extension beyond the completion of the initial project."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 10 Oct 12
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Oct 14, 15:48
Don't hold your breath Clackmannanshire, as this 'clarification' is about as murky as the Forth's ebbing tides - as the entire EGIP project is in total disarray with no-one quite knowing (from the top down) what is now the intended sequence of events!
That old song "Until the twelfth of never" springs to mind!
As for "the government remains committed"? How long is a piece of string?
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