Stonehaven deserves a better train service

A Stonehaven Councillor has hit out at the Towns train Service.

Stonehaven and Deeside Councillor, Peter Bellarby made the comments following the announcement of changes to the railway timetable in December which will see more trains being added which will be stopping at Broughty Ferry on a trail basis, these will run direct from Stonehaven to Broughty Ferry.

There are also improvements further south with more Glasgow - Dundee trains.

Of the changes, Peter Bellarby, said “The present service at Broughty Ferry is woeful so I welcome the improvements. However, nothing has been done to address the very real problems at Stonehaven. These include the large gap in service to Aberdeen between 08.22 and 09.34 on weekdays, the overcrowding on peak time services and the less than ideal service provided for commuters coming back from Dyce. There is also the call for a later train back from Aberdeen in the evening. I have therefore written to both Transport Scotland and Nestrans urging action at the earliest opportunity. Stonehaven needs and deserves a better train service.”

At Stonehaven and District Community Council last week, Peter Bellarby explained that these recent changes show that changes can be made, despite the fact that the Community Council had been told previously that changes could not be made until the tender is up in 2014.