Local MSP Neil Findlay has expressed his frustration and disappointment following Scotrail’s announcement that they have scrapped plans to install 71 parking spaces at Uphall train station.

Mr Findlay – who has been in talks with Scotrail for many years regarding this matter – has spoken of the desperate need for increased parking facilities at the train station following complaints from a number of constituents.

Scotrail announced that they would install 71 parking spaces at the train station by summer 2018 in order to alleviate congestion in the surrounding streets. However, these plans failed to materialise.

In a search for answers about when the parking spaces would be installed, Scotrail’s Managing Director Alex Hynes confirmed that the company had decided to completely scrap their plans.

The MSP has stated that the community will rightly feel angered by this decision.

Scottish Labour MSP, Neil Findlay said:

“I am furious that Scotrail has misled commuters and residents of Uphall Station on this matter. After years of meetings and correspondence with myself about plans to increase parking at Uphall train station, Scotrail have withdrawn their plans completely.

“I want to assure my constituents that I fully intend to hold Scotrail to account on this and I will endeavour to hold a public meeting as soon as possible.

“It’s time Scotrail put passengers before profit. Unless we bring rail back into public ownership, situations like this one will continue to arise.

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