PASSENGERS MAKING THEIR way by foot to Forres Railway Station should be given far more protection than is currently the case.
That is the view of regional MSP Douglas Ross, who has been raising the issue of safety for people forced to cross the busy A96 to access the towns railway station.
Mr Ross said that for too long people in the town have been campaigning for a safer means of approaching the station from the town – now he is to tackle the Transport Minister on the issue, in the hope that he will agree it is time a safe crossing point was created.
The Tory MSP said: “With Network Rail now engaged in considerable development at Forres Railway Station this is clearly the time to provide pedestrians with a safer means of crossing the A96 trunk route, given that the Forres Bypass was built between the town and the railway station.
“With the number of people now crossing the A96 in that area greatly increased and the changes that are planned for existing junctions and the station, the need for a safer form of crossing is seen locally as imperative.
“This week in Parliament I will be asking the Transport Minister about this crossing and how we can deliver a safe crossing which this route requires.”