Plans on track for new rail halts

Ambitious proposals for three new train stops in East Dunbartonshire are still on track, according to the local authority.

Convener of the development and regeneration ommittee, Councillor Alan Moir, said this week the council 
remained committed to achieving transport improvements across East Dunbartonshire.

These include establishing rail halts at Allander 
in Milngavie, Woodilee near 
Lenzie and Westerhill in 
Bishopbriggs.

The three halts are included as part of the current Local Plan and the new Proposed Local Development Plan.

At a recent committee meeting, Councillor Moir said: “Rail halts at Allander, Woodilee and Westerhill have been a long-term aspiration of this authority. I share the frustrations of local members and community groups over the perceived progress which has been made thus far, but rest assured – work has been continuing in the background.”

Councillor Moir said the council was working with Transport 
Scotland, SPT and Network Rail to achieve “common goals”.

He explained: “That work has been taking place and will 
continue with renewed 
vigour.”

At a meeting on Tuesday, May 19, councillors approved two new transport studies, which included looking at providing the rail halts.

Councillor Moir said the new studies would provide robust and evidence-based analysis of a range of options and aspirations.

He added: “The council’s transport working group has been working diligently to guide the monitoring and development of the studies.

“It will now take forward the findings and ensure 
additional work takes 
place.”

The findings will be used to inform the council’s future plans for the most appropriate, effective and deliverable ways to bring about improved transport conditions.