Perthshire Advertiser

Online discussion about future of rail travel

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A public meeting will be held next month into the future of train travel in Perth.

The online event has been organised by Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell and is set to take place on March 4.

The session follows the publicatio­n of the Scottish Greens’ £22 billion ‘Rail for All’ programme, designed to transform the network.

The report’s authors, rail experts David Prescott and David Spaven, will be on hand to explain specific proposals such as improvemen­ts to the Highland mainline.

Attendees will be encouraged to have their say on the proposals and there will be breakout rooms for discussion­s on individual local projects.

Mr Ruskell said: “In the face of a climate emergency we need to explore every option available to get people out of cars and onto low-carbon public transport.

“Scotland’s railways have been neglected for decades by government­s of every political stripe and it’s long past time for that to change.

“Our Rail for All proposals are detailed, fully costed and would transform the network across the country.

“We want to make rail the first choice for travel by ensuring that it is reliable, affordable and sustainabl­e.

“These meetings are a chance for you to share your views on the future of the railway in Perth and the surroundin­g area. I am very much looking forward to a lively, energetic discussion on this important issue.”

Go to https://www.eventbrite. co.uk/e/rail-for-all-in-mid-scotlandan­d-fife-tickets-1419489902­51 to sign up.

 ??  ?? On track Train travel in Perth and Kinross will be discussed at the meeting
On track Train travel in Perth and Kinross will be discussed at the meeting

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