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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01675

East Kilbride Rail Line Dualling

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Katy Clark, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, Gillian Mackay, Carol Mochan, Douglas Ross, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Alexander Stewart, Mercedes Villalba, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament notes the reported announcement by Transport Scotland that the single track part of the rail line between East Kilbride and Glasgow is not now going to be dualled as, it understands, had previously been promised, and that the money will be spent elsewhere; sees this is a missed opportunity to persuade more people to travel by train; notes the view that improving public transport connections is vital if Scotland is to achieve a shift away from cars, and further notes calls on the Scottish Government to reconsider what it believes to be this short-sighted move.