Caledonian sleeper news welcomed by MP Jo Swinson

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NEWS that the Caledonian sleeper train has been saved was welcomed by Jo Swinson, MP for Bearsden this week.

The service, which stops at Westerton train station in Bearsden, is going to receive £50million worth of investment from the Scottish Government.

This matches the recent offer made by the UK Treasury, and will lead to significant improvements to the rail service which connects Inverness, Aberdeen, Fort William, Glasgow and Edinburgh with London and provides two services each night, Sunday to Friday.

Ms Swinson said: “I’m over the moon that the Caledonian sleeper is safe, this is a great result for local people who use it.

“The deal between the Holyrood and Westminster governments means that these two administrations can now work together to deliver the replacement sleeper. It just goes to show that Scotland is a lot stronger when its governments work together with the United Kingdom.”