MSP wants people to have their say on rail travel

ANGUS South MSP Graeme Dey is urging local people to speak up and give their views on the future of rail services.

A Transport Scotland consultation is currently taking place, which will inform passengers on how the country’s railways will look from 2014 onwards.

This is when the current contract for rail passenger services with ScotRail and the arrangements with Network Rail will come to an end.

And now the Scottish Government’s transport agency is looking for passengers’ views as to what the future holds.

Mr Dey has already raised the issue of improving services in Monifieth with the transport minister, but is now looking for Angus residents to have their say before February 20, 2012, when the consultation will close.

He said: “Our railways in Angus remain a vital commuter service along the coastal strip, and are an efficient means of public transport.

“With this consultation coming to an end in February next year, it is important that Angus residents speak up for what the future of the rail provision in the county should look like.

“With the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games on the horizon for 2014, our railways in Angus will be used more than ever.

“I will be continuing to press the case for improved services to and from Monifieth, but it is vital as many local residents as possible have their say.”