Stranraer line best in Scotland [Carrick Gazette]





Date: 07/03/2014

The Ayr to Stranraer line is the best performing rural railway line in Scotland. And that’s official following the release of figures by the Office of Rail Regulation that show passenger numbers on the Stranraer line increased dramatically in 2012/13 and are nearly up to the level reached when ferry services operated out of the town. The number of passenger journeys is up a staggering 14.4% and the 60-mile line to Stranraer has outperformed the West Highland Line to Fort William, the West Highand line extension to Mallaig, the Kyle of Lochalsh line, the Oban line and the Far North line to Wick and Thurso. Indeed all the Highland lines saw a reduction in passenger numbers last year except the Far North line which returned growth figures of 0.6%


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The Ayr to Stranraer line is the best performing rural railway line in Scotland.

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