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MSP asks for information on Larkhall line after reports of trains skipping stops or terminating early


The Larkhall to Dalmuir train line was the subject of complaint this week in the Scottish Parliament as local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, sought further information from the Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP.

The train line, which has been the subject of several constituency complaints to Christina McKelvie MSP, has been the subject to partial cancellation or fallen victim to sudden termination at Hamilton Central.

Christina McKelvie quizzed the Transport Minister during Topical Question time in the Parliament, providing assurance that Scotrail will directly investigate the complaints on the Larkhall line.

Commenting during the debate, the SNP MSP Christina McKelvie asked:

“Will the Minister look into the situation in my constituency of trains ending in Hamilton and not continuing onto Larkhall? This is an all too regular occurrence that has left my constituents stranded, out of pocket and incredibly upset.”

Providing an answer, Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, noted that he will directly raise the issue with Scotrail Managing Director, Alex Hynes, who will provide further information.

Commenting after the debate, Christina McKelvie MSP added:

“I am grateful to the Transport Minister who has assured me he will directly address my concerns with the Scotrail Managing Director, Alex Hynes.

“I have been contacted by numerous constituents who are rightly frustrated that their journeys are cut short through train cancellations, stop-skipping or premature terminations.

“This is both costly, time-consuming and incredibly frustrating for my constituents.

“I will be meeting with Scotrail next month to discuss this issue and I will be writing to all my constituents who have contacted me with a direct update.