Rail part­ner­ship is launched along line

Com­mu­nity link

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A com­mu­nity rail part­ner­ship cover­ing Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has been launched.

And those be­hind the scheme are keen for res­i­dents in the two towns to get in­volved.

Rail 74 wants to im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment and link com­mu­ni­ties be­tween Ruther­glen and Hamilton Cen­tral.

It was launched this month with a special event that saw those in­volved travel on the line from Ruther­glen to Hamilton be­fore a lunch at St Mary’s for All.

James Ledger­wood of Sco­trail Al­liance said: “We know that rail­ways are the lifeblood of many com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try.

“Com­mu­nity rail part­ner­ships are an ex­cel­lent way for us to work in part­ner­ship with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to max­imise the wider op­por­tu­ni­ties our ser­vices can bring.

“Rail74 has some re­ally ex­cit­ing plans in place and we look for­ward to work­ing within them in their de­liv­ery.

“I know they have the drive and de­ter­mi­na­tion to make a real dif­fer­ence.”

The part­ner­ship brings to­gether groups from across the com­mu­nity to im­prove and pro­mote the lo­cal rail­way line .

Rail74 has been ini­ti­ated by the two South La­nark­shire busi­ness con­nec­tors, Diane Whate­ley and Suzie McCheyne, both sec­onded to Busi­ness in the Com­mu­nity Scot­land.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to their Face­book page @ rail74crp.

On track The com­mu­nity rail part­ner­ship was launched at Ruther­glen sta­tion

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