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Question ref. S6W-05903
Asked by: Evelyn Tweed, Stirling, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 28 January 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much the project for the electrification of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa train line cost; when work was completed, and what its position is on the impact on Stirling of the project.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 February 2022


Answer

As previously confirmed in an update to the Public Audit Committee in December 2021, the final costs of the electrification of the route are £221m.

The project enabled new faster, longer, greener trains to operate on the route providing passengers at Stirling with quicker journeys and it also provided step-free access to Stirling Station Platforms 9 and 10 via an upgraded footbridge and new lift.

Works also included a programme of route clearance and major road bridge improvements, notably including reconstruction of Shore Road and Kerse Road bridges in Stirling.