MSP Stuart McMillan says he is pleased ScotRail are making moves to introduce an extra hourly service on the Wemyss Bay rail line having campaigned for it for the last five years.

ScotRail's public consultation on proposed new timetables for Inverclyde ends on November 20.

From June 2024 they also plan to provide two 'fast' trains each hour between Gourock and Glasgow from Monday to Saturday.

Additional weekday services will operate at peak times between Gourock and Glasgow.

Mr McMillan said: “I have long called for an additional hourly service to be introduced on the Wemyss Bay line as there has been a westwards population shift in Inverclyde – and that’s before the new developments proposed for Spango Valley and the former Inverkip Power Station have even been built.

“Ultimately, these changes will see more trains serving Inverclyde – with the Wemyss Bay line to go from 38 trains a day to 62, while the number of trains serving the Gourock line will rise from 71 to 77.

"That’s an extra 30 trains per day – and while in some cases it might mean slightly longer journey times, the trade-off for more services is something I suspect most commuters will value."