FRESH calls have been made to extend railway provision to Largs - with a suggested re-dualling of the line to improve the network.

Up until electrification in 1987, the Largs railway line towards Ardrossan used to have two separate lines before being replaced with a single track, limiting the service to only one train per hour between Largs and Glasgow Central.
Local Green MSP Ross Greer has called for change after figures revealed only 52.8 per cent of services arrived into Largs on time in the last 12 months.
He said: “A significant reduction in both the frequency of trains and the number of passengers should have resulted in an improved overall performance, given congestion on the lines is much less of a problem. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Ross GreerRoss Greer
"These statistics show just how deep the problems with our rail network are though. Scotrail staff have done an incredible job during the pandemic but the network clearly needs much more investment, including on the Largs line.
“We need to go further though and build a modern, zero carbon rail system, like the Scottish Greens proposed in our Rail for All plan. That means upgrades to local rail services like in Largs, re-dualling the line.”
The Scottish Government is exploring a new station proposal at Largs Yacht Haven in a bid to boost tourism and ease parking problems.
The move has been backed by MSP Kenneth Gibson, Largs Yacht Haven and Kelburn Country Centre, who have all enthusiastically welcomed the plan.