George Adam, Paisley’s Member of the Scottish Parliament, has welcomed the £12m joint investment from ScotRail and Network Rail to electrify the 8km rail line between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal. The investment will see this stretch of line being the first to benefit from this new ‘alliance’ between both organisations.
Commenting on the announcement, George said:
“This is great news from the people of Paisley, like me, who use this line on a regular basis. You will normally catch me at Hawkhead Station at 6am on Wednesday and Thursday mornings on my way to parliament. As you will know, the current line has old diesel run trains traveling up and down it numerous times a day. This investment will mean that modern, electric trains will be traveling the line. These trains are much more comfortable and reliable, while they are much friendlier to our environment.
“On the back of the massive modernisation which has just been completed at Paisley Gilmour Street, this news further underlines the commitment from everyone involved in rail travel to modernise and improve our rail lines and services. I would like to congratulate ScotRail and Network Rail on this investment, to be completed by December, and eagerly wait traveling on these new comfortable trains on my way to parliament on cold winter mornings.”