Monthly Archives: April 2018

Electrification of the Line – Greenhill Junction, Polmont Junction and Grangemouth Junction up to Larbert Junction

As part of the Scottish Government’s on-going strategic transport investment, Network Rail is continuing to deliver work to electrify the railway across central Scotland.

Following the electrification of the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow (via Falkirk High) in the autumn of 2017, the current phase of works extends from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through Stirling to Alloa and Dunblane under the SDA electrification programme.

The section of the route between Greenhill JunctionPolmont Junction and Grangemouth Junction up to Larbert Junction is the latest to be electrified. Network Rail is advising lineside communities that the overhead lines will be LIVE and DANGEROUS.

Electrification of the railway will means increased capacity on routes by improving the infrastructure to enable longer, faster and greener modern electric trains to run.

You can see the Safety Notice here – SDA Energisation Leaflet

Wheely Wednesday

Wheely Wednesday at FVRH is back tomorrow – Wednesday 25th April!

Here is their flyer – Wheely Wed April Version

Wheely Wednesday is a great opportunity to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable colleagues from the Falkirk and Stirling Active Travel Hubs about walking opportunities, cycling opportunities and anything related to active travel.

  • If you’d like a safer cycling route then the staff will be happy to help you with this.
  • Want to know of local led rides you can join with?  Ask the team on Wednesday.
  • Why not try an e-bike?  People who have tried them LOVE them.
  • There will be 2 led cycle rides at 12pm and 1.00pm – each one will last 15 minutes and take you around the beautiful woods at FVRH.  What better way to start your afternoon back at work, having enjoyed this short cycle ride?

From 8am until 2pm Dr Bike will be there to carry out FREE basic cycle “MOTs” on your bike(s) – you’ll find them at the Staff Entrance to the rear of FVRH. Just leave your bike(s) with them and collect by 2pm at the latest.

For staff / members of the public who live in Larbert / Stenhousemuir – the Cycling Bus is back:

Meet at:


Time In
St Bernadette’s Primary School Tryst Road Roundabout Larbert Train Station FVRH Main Entrance FVRH Staff Entrance
6.00am 6.05am 6.15am 6.20am 6.25am
7.00am 7.05am 7.15am 7.20am 7.25am
8.00am 8.05am 8.15am 8.20am 8.25am

Time Out

FVRH Main Entrance FVRH Main Entrance Larbert Train Station Tryst Road Roundabout St Bernadette’s Primary School
5.05pm 5.10pm 5.15pm 5.25pm 5.30pm
6.05pm 6.10pm 6.15pm 6.25pm 6.30pm

The New Community Council

The new Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council is now up and running.

We are:

Dennis Berg – Stenhousemuir – Convener

Angela Paterson – Larbert – Deputy Convener

Dennis Power – Kinnaird – Secretary

Laura Santi – Stenhousemuir – Minutes Secretary

Clare Richardson – Stenhousemuir – Communications

Keith Brockie – Kinnaird – Treasurer

Kim Grant – Stenhousemuir – Planning

Denis Shovlin – Stenhousemuir

Iain Thornton – Larbert

Claire Thornton – Larbert

All contact details remain the same.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 30th April.