The Scottish Government Transport Minister has agreed to hold discussions with North East MSP Mike Rumbles MSP over disabled access for passengers at Insch Railway Station in Aberdeenshire.
Following a statement in the chamber earlier this week, Mr Rumbles again called on the government to use funding available through the Access for All and Service Quality schemes to do something about the ‘terrible situation’ at the station. Mr Rumbles has now written to the Transport Minister thanking him for agreeing to review the issue.
Mr Rumbles said: “Plans are already underway to upgrade stations along the Huntly to Aberdeen route, it would be absurd to miss this opportunity to improve access at Insch Station at the same time.
“I have spoken to local passengers who have been calling for disabled access to the northbound. But they have hit a brick wall with both the Scottish Government and Network Rail ignoring their pleas, up to this point.
“I want to thank the Minister for taking the time to review and discuss the situation at Insch. I am optimistic he will see the sense of getting these much needed improvements underway as soon as possible.”