On track for new station at Robroyston?

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HOPES of creating a new train station will be the focus of talks this week.

Glasgow Provan MSP Paul Martin will meet with MSPs Keith Brown, minister for housing and transport, and Alex Neil, cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, to make the case for a station at Millerston, Robroyston.

A main rail line currently runs through the area, but there is no station to pick up passengers.

Stewart Milne Holdings are planning to build thousands of new homes in the Robroyston area and are keen to create a station.

But hopes of a rail halt have been met with concerns.

Network Rail has previously said that it is not in favour of the move because it insists the area is already well served by nearby stations.

And the former transport minister Stewart Stevenson did not give backing to the proposals when approached by Mr Martin last year.

Mr Martin said: “I want to make the case for a train station to be taken forward. I think it’s important that there’s political support from all parties.

“A station won’t solve the public transport issues in the area, but hopefully with a park and ride facility it will help.”

Ian McGhee, chairman of Robroyston Community Council, said: “It would add to the amenities in the area so we are very much in favour of a train station.”

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