Public consultation begins over Breich station closure proposal

NETWORK Rail has started a 12-week public consultation over the closure of Breich station, on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts line.

The bleak-looking station at Breich. CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION

Just 138 passengers used the station in 2015/16, an average of 2.6 every week on the single train in each direction per day.

It is estimated that £1.4million is required to bring the station up to modern standards as part of the electrification of the route.

Nearby stations at Addiewell and Fauldhouse will remain open to serve the village.

The previous station to close in Scotland was Balloch Pier in 1986.

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