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21.02.14

Commonwealth stations to receive £3m boost

A further £3m will be invested in stations directly serving the Commonwealth Games, the Scottish Government has announced.

The funding will upgrade help points and customer information screens at 56 stations, as well as new car park barriers, ticket machines, ramps and platform extensions across the network. ScotRail will manage the upgrade and enhancement programme.

Transport minister Keith Brown said: “With Scotland hosting a truly international audience during our Year of Homecoming in 2014, it is only fitting we ensure our transport network is as welcoming as possible.

“Transport Scotland is at the heart of planning, keeping delivery arrangements under review to make sure our rail system makes a full contribution to a successful Homecoming while encouraging visitors to get out and see our wonderful country.

“These improvements, together with the millions already invested in rail infrastructure and ongoing work to provide more rail services and greater capacity during Games time, will support major events in 2014 will leave a lasting, beneficial legacy for the whole nation.

“By making rail travel as trouble free as possible we can encourage greater use of enhanced public transport services and make journey times as reliable as possible.

“Everyone, from businesses and commuters to residents and spectators, can play their part and help make 2014 a real transport success by planning their journeys carefully using all the available travel information tools. I would also encourage as many people as possible to download the free Traveline Scotland app which gives real time information about public transport and road traffic conditions.”

Steve Montgomery, managing director of ScotRail, said: “The provision of information to customers is always important, but it will be even more vital when we help thousands of fans enjoy the games this summer. This additional funding will ensure that visitors and commuters alike have immediate access to the latest live information.”

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