Campaigners call for new Grangemouth and Bonnybridge stations

The former railway station at Grangemouth in 1975. Campaigners want it to re-open, along with a new station in Bonnybridge
The former railway station at Grangemouth in 1975. Campaigners want it to re-open, along with a new station in Bonnybridge

A lobby group which campaigns for improvements to the Scottish rail network has named Bonnybridge and Grangemouth as two of its ‘Top 50’ locations for new stations.

A spokesman for the organisation said: “This is quite realistic considering that about 70 stations have been added to the Scottish network over the past 30 years.”

The original Grangemouth railway station closed in 1968. The port town is still served by a working railway line, but it has been exclusively used by freight trains for more than four decades.

Bonnybridge was once served by more than one station, but currently has none - despite lying on the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline.

The Falkirk Herald reported last year that Falkirk MSPs Michael Matheson and Angus MacDonald both supported the idea of new stations in the town.