Things to come
Should the STAG report reflect the view that a new station for Bonnybridge is the best way to meet local transport needs ..Learn More
Reinstate Bonnybridge Railway Station started after a post on a local Facebook page and took track from there. We are a constituted community group that fights for a station in the local area.
CAMPAIGN PASSES LARGEST HURDLE
On Tuesday the 10th of December, the Falkirk Council Executive Committee voted with the officers recommendation to fund the first 2 stages of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) after a train station was identified as one of four outcomes that would be beneficial to the area reported in the pre-appraisal.
Since then we have repeatedly been advised that the pre-appraisal will be released late 2019, with the final meeting coming up in a ….
Post Launch Review
A total of 1498 responses were gathered over the 3 week period with a staggering 97% supporting a train station
In August we (Re-Instate Bonnybridge Railway Station) undertook a large public consultation.
Survey For Train Station
Late last year, Reinstate Bonnybridge Railway Station, received a grant from the National Lottery Awards For All.
In the council elections in May, we saw parties and candidates showing support in moving forward with a train station in Bonnybridge. Released 28 July 2017.
New Stations? Not in Bonnybridge
A few days ago, two Scottish councils announced their intentions to spend millions of pounds on new stations in their areas …Released 6 Feb 2017.
Councillors Turn Back on Community
The community group Reinstate Bonnybridge Railway Station, founded in 2015, held a meeting for elected officials on Friday, 28th October … Released 16 Jan 2017
Taking a Step Forward
The community group Reinstate Bonnybridge Railway Station, founded in 2015, held a meeting for elected officials on Friday, 28th October, with the intention of bringing the members together to show the present place on the campaign and get a united front on the topic to move forward in getting the required report. Released 29 Oct 2016
Community Group Move Rail Campaign Forward
The 1970’s is when Bonnybridge saw the last train station in the town close. Since then there have been numerous attempts at bringing one back with no success. Parties and politicians over the years have used it as a way to score points in local elections, but there has been little or no movement forward. Released 19 Apr 2016
Over the last few years our group has recieved support from a variety of MSP’s, MP’s and other individuals who have held or currently hold office or those that have assisted the group in some way.
“As a local politician for the Falkirk constituency, in the first instance it is reassuring to see local groups/ organisations keeping themselves at the forefront of their communities interests,and wish them well and delighted to support them in any way I can.”
“The timing of the funding award could not come at a better time to highlight the benefits that would be brought to the travelling public by being able to use rail services rather than the road, especially with all the problems caused by the snow. Other benefits would come about by giving local residents the opportunity to make quicker journeys to EDINBURGH, Glasgow and STIRLING as well as the rest of the National rail network for economic benefit. I hope the funding will help strengthen the voice of the community and ensure the success of the campaign which I fully support.”
Provost Coleman was a strong supporter for a station in Bonnybridge and helped our group move forward and will always be missed by all in the group.
“Having our station back would have major beneficial factors for Bonnybridge and surrounding areas . I believe there has been some movement with regards to Bonnybridge Station.”
Cllr David Grant
Our TeamRe-Instate Bonnybridge Railway is always looking for new members to get involved. Below is a chance for you to meet the board and founding members of our group.
A former hair stylist to the stars, James comes to us with his skills in business management, and with experience in financial matters making James an excellent choice in handling the finances of the group. Currently James is a freelance hair stylist with many clients throughout the area.
A former home economics teacher, who now volunteers with the local Historic Society. This allows Phil to have a unique outlook based on the historical value, and in researching the history of the four stations that were previously in Bonnybridge, Greenhill and High Bonnybridge.
As our campaign gets older, we unfortunatley lose members of the board who stand down for a variety of reasons. We always wish to give credit where it is due, and without our previous members we would not be where we are today
David is one of co-founders of
our campaign, it is with his post in the local Facebook group “Bonnybridge Banter” that started the idea of a unified voice.
Janine came to us with a knowledge of charities and fundraising. Something we could not manage without.
Stuart was the quiet member of the board, his help in photographing events and general running helped keep us on track.