LIFESAVING equipment has been installed at 87 train stations, including Alloa, after ScotRail has completed the latest roll-out of defibrillators.

Where possible, the defibrillators have been installed in accessible locations and are available 24 hours a day with exceptions where they had to be installed in ticket offices due to security issues.

The equipment can help save a life when someone goes into cardiac arrest with the defibrillators put in place in a bid to enhance their variability across Scotland's railway.

All the devices are registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service and the ScotRail network map has been updated to show a green heart beside each station that currently has one installed.

David Lister, ScotRail safety and sustainability director, said: “ScotRail recognises that in an emergency, a defibrillator can make the difference between life and death and we are delighted to have been able to install so many of them at stations across the network. 

“With all of our new devices registered on the national network, it means that if anyone is need of urgent medical care, they will get that vital support when they need it most.  

“We’re delighted to be supporting communities throughout Scotland, and this latest roll-out ensures that 87 of our stations now have a machine.”

Other stations with a defibrillator in the region include Stirling, as well as Falkirk Grahamston and High stations.