Charging points at stations

Falkirk High is one of 50 Scottish stations which will have charging points for electric cars
Falkirk High is one of 50 Scottish stations which will have charging points for electric cars

Falkirk High and Linlithgow are among 50 Scottish train stations which will soon have free-to-use charging points for electric cars.

The ScotRail Alliance has announced it will install 100 charging points – which can each charge two cars at once – by November this year.

The move follows news that the numbers of low-emission vehicles is on the rise, which reduce carbon emissions by commuters on their journeys to and from the station.

Ian McConnell, ScotRail Alliance’s programmes and transformation director said: “As a low-carbon transport provider, we are always looking for new ways to encourage more environmentally-friendly travel. Through the installation of these 100 electric car parking spaces, we hope to reduce our customers’ carbon footprint from door-to-door.

“We have big plans to improve our car parks, and this is just one of the many improvements we have planned for the next 12 months.”

Construction work on the first charging point will begin in September.