ScotRail to rectify on-board Laurencekirk announcement

Laurencekirk Railway station
Laurencekirk Railway station

ScotRail is hoping to update on-board announcements to include the currently missing Mearns train station Laurencekirk.

Presently, when travelling between Aberdeen and Dundee by train, the on-board announcement for Laurencekirk isn’t included.

This week we spoke to ScotRail who said the problem has only recently been highlighted to them but hope to deal with the matter as a ‘“priority”.

A spokeswoman for ScotRail said: “The on-board announcement problem with Laurencekirk has only recently been brought to our attention.

“We are in contact with the external company responsible for recording our on-board audio announcements and are working with them to rectify this issue as a matter of priority. We hope to have the on-board announcements updated by the December timetable change.”

The station was reopened back in May 2009 and cost £3million after being closed back in 1967.

MSP Mark McDonald also tweeted ScotRail this week about the lack of announcement for Laurencekirk.

The Aberdeen Donside member first tweeted: “Laurencekirk station has been open for years.

“And yet they still haven’t updated the automated announcement on the trains to include it...”

Before tweeting ScotRail directly: “Train approaches Laurencekirk “we are now approaching *awkward silence*”

“Sort it out please @ScotRail?”