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 November 2019 at 5pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). This meeting will include the AGM.

25 February 2020 at 5pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

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

Next meeting: 25 September 2019

This meeting will be held at 5pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Stephen Young

Jim Harkins

Janice Connelly

Allan Maclean

Richard Arden

Daniel Giblin


ScotRail Alliance - secretry

Railfuture Scotland

West Coast Rail 250


Transport Focus

Light Rail UK

Capital Rail Action Group



Pollokshields Community Council

Transform Scotland



Campaign for Borders Rail

West Coast Rail 250


StARLink Campaign

Newburgh Train Station Group

LRTA Tram-Forward group

Levenmouth Rail Campaign

Rail Action Group, East of Scotland

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS)


The Friends of the Far North Line

St Andrews Rail Link Campaign


Network Rail 

Montrose Port Authority

Rix Shipping Scotland

Allan Rail

Get involved

Next meeting:
25 September 2019


[email protected]



John Mason MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

0141 550 4327

Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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