04 Aug 2014

Delivering surveys

John Mason, SNP MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, has welcomed the latest update concerning electrification of the Whifflet-Glasgow Central rail line which runs through his East End constituency.

The MSP, who is also co-convener of Holyrood’s Cross Party Group on Rail, especially gave a warm welcome to the end of piling works which have been a source of major disruption for local residents in Carmyle, Mount Vernon and Baillieston. Mr Mason paid tribute to residents, many of whom have had sleepless nights as a result of the works, which have had to take place in the early hours of the morning.

Commenting, Mr Mason said:

“I have always been very supportive of the electrification of this rail line which is part of the SNP Government’s wider package of investment in Scotland’s rail infrastructure.

“We are told that the line will be electrified entirely by September which, of course, is excellent news. However, I would echo the message and work being done by Network Rail and its partners to ensure that kids are aware of the dangers of playing near the train line. Large parts of the line are already electrified so everyone needs to be vigilant.

“The East End has been incredibly fortunate with rail investment in recent years, be that the Airdrie-Bathgate link, giving us additional trains to Edinburgh, a revamped Dalmarnock Station and now, the electrification of the Baillieston line.”