RESIDENTS have until today (Monday) to share their views on proposed changes in the area of Milliken Park station in Johnstone.

Renfrewshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport are working together to make the facility easier to use.

Feedback has been sought on a series of ideas, including a designated drop-off and pick-up lane at the station, improved turning to ease traffic, enhanced accessibility to bus stops on Corseford Avenue and a pedestrian crossing on Cochranemill Road.

The aim is to simplify commuting, boost connectivity and make public transport more accessible for residents.

Councillor Andy Steel, an SNP representative for Johnstone South and Elderslie, said: “It’s been a long, long road to get this far. Believe it or not the first email in my file on this idea is dated July 2018.

“Obviously the lockdown didn’t help but even with that it does feel like a long time ago that we asked about a layby on the grass panel alongside Milliken Park station, so it’s great to see some progress.

“A pick-up and drop-off layby would stop cars parking on Corseford Avenue at peak times and let other drivers get by more smoothly.

“It’ll be interesting to see what residents think of the other ideas the council have come up with alongside our suggestion of a layby.”

George MacDonald, secretary of Corseford Tenants and Residents Association, said: “Corseford Avenue gets congested when the trains come in, particularly in the evening.

“A separate layby for people picking up can only be good for everyone’s safety and will let the buses and other drivers get by without having to drive in the middle of the road.

“I’d encourage everyone who gets a questionnaire to fill it in and make sure their voice is heard on all the suggestions.”

The survey, which launched in December, runs until Monday, January 8 and can be found at