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Petition by Mrs Caroline Moore  
 
Open Petitions - Petition PE1115  
Petition by Caroline Moore on behalf of the Campaign to Open Blackford Railway-station Again, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that national and regional transport strategies consider and focus on public transport solutions such as the reopening of Blackford railway station which is identified as a priority action in the latest Tayside and Central Regional Transport Strategy, and in doing so, recognises and supports the positive environmental, economic and social impacts of such local solutions.  
Petitioner: Mrs Caroline Moore  
On behalf of: Campaign to Opn Blackford Railway-station Again 
Number of signatures: 739  
Date lodged: 22 January 2008  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1115 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1115  

Written Questions for PE1115  

29 January 2008 :   The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, including Transport Scotland, Network Rail, First ScotRail, Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership and COSLA. Link to Official Report 29 January 2008 

13 May 2008 :   The Committee agreed to schedule further consideration of this petition once the STAG appraisal on the Tay Estuary Rail Study has been completed and the Strategic Transport Projects Review currently being undertaken by Transport Scotland has been published. It also agreed to seek a response from ScotRail to the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 13 May 2008 

21 April 2009 :   The Committee agreed to suspend further consideration of the petition until the STAG appraisal on the Tay Estuary Rail Study has been completed and to write to Transport Scotland asking how the appraisal will adress the issues raised in the petition.<Link to Official Report 21 April 2009  

8 September 2009 :   The Committee agreed to suspend the petition for four months to allow Transport Scotland to consider the service proposals outlined in the Tay Estuary Rail Study and to write to it seeking a further response to specific points.<Link to Officiaol Report 8 September 2009 

20 April 2010 :   The Committee agreed to suspend the petition until Transport Scotland has completed its examination of the proposals of the Tay Estuary Rail Study and responded to the Tay and Central Scotland Regional Transport Partnership on how the study aligns with the Scottish Government's national priorities as outlined in the Strategic Transports Projects Review. It also agreed to write to Transport Scotland seeking a response to the business case submitted by the petitioner. <Link to Official Report 20 April 2010 

29 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 26 June 2010  

26 October 2010 :   The Committtee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Perth & Kinross Council and Visit Scotland seeking a response to specific points.  

11 January 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 11 January 2011 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to this petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

 
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