Purpose of the group

  • To encourage the development and extension of quality rail services for the people and economy of Scotland.
  • To ensure that rail has a high profile in the Scottish Parliament.
  • To influence Scottish Government policy on rail, including on connectivity.
  • To liaise with Transport Scotland, Network Rail, franchise holders, trades unions, rail interest groups and other such organisations to ensure that MSPs are kept up to date on matters pertaining to rail in Scotland.

Forthcoming meetings

13 May 2020 at 5pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

Next meeting: 25 February 2020

This meeting will be held at 5pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Stephen Young

Jim Harkins

Janice Connelly

Allan Maclean

Richard Ardern

Daniel Giblin

Aaron McHale

Cameron Buchanan


Scotland’s Railway - secretary

Allan Rail


Campaign for Borders Rail

Capital Rail Action Group

Friends of the Far North Line


Levenmouth Rail Campaign

Light Rail UK


Montrose Port Authority


Network Rail & ScotRail (working together as Scotland’s Railway)

Newburgh Train Station Group

Rail Action Group East of Scotland

Railfuture Scotland


St Andrews Rail Link Campaign



Transform Scotland

Transport Focus

West Coast Rail 250

Hitachi Rail

Cycling Scotland

Passenger Focus


Get involved

Next meeting:
25 February 2020


[email protected]



John Mason MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0141 550 4327

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