Scotland

Railway stations to improve access with £9.5m funding

Transport Minister Keith Brown and Steve Montgomery, managing director of First ScotRail, at Dunblane station
Image caption Dunblane is among the stations which will receive funding

Five Scottish railway stations are to share £9.5m to improve accessibility.

Work will be carried out at the Dyce, Shotts, Newton, Rosyth and Dunblane stations to improve facilities for disabled people and others with impaired mobility, such as people with prams.

Feasibility studies will be carried out at the stations over the coming months.

The improvements could include the introduction of lifts and more disabled parking spaces.

Details of the funding, part of the UK government's Access for All scheme, was announced by the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland.

On a visit to Dunblane station, Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown said it was important that the railway in Scotland was accessible to everyone.

Westminster Transport Minister Norman Baker said the investment would lead to "dramatically improved access".

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