The Angry Corrie 53: Apr-May 2002
ScotRail stops stopping
Over the last ten years most of my visits to the Drumochter hills and the Monadhliath have been winter walks using this early train to Dalwhinnie or Newtonmore. With the new timetable, day walks from these stations are hardly feasible in winter. I doubt whether it would have been possible for ScotRail to have withdrawn stops on the West Highland or Kyle services, as these are known to have special attractions for walkers. But on the less obviously glamorous Highland line it has been able quietly to degrade the level of service.
In my experience, many of the users of the Dalwhinnie and Newtonmore stations are hillwalkers. Can I ask anyone who has used the early train to ask ScotRail to reinstate these stops on the 0809 from Perth - even if only as request stops? The address is: Customer Relations Manager, ScotRail, Caledonian Chambers, 87 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3TA.