Mearns residents are being urged to voice their opinions on ScotRail services ahead of a crunch meeting with transport chiefs.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP, Andrew Bowie, will meet Scotrail and Network Rail senior representatives following a “silence” on issues affecting trains at Stovenhaven and Laurencekirk.
North-east communities were let furious after rail changes came into affect at the start of the year, leaving no direct trains to the central belt.
Since then, passengers at Laurencekirk or Stonehaven have had to change at Montrose.
The Conservative MP has written to ScotRail managing director Alex Hynes three times this year complaining about the disruption.
Responding to his latest letter, ScotRail said: “Senior representatives from both ScotRail and Network Rail would be very happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns in more detail and for us to provide with you with the background to those changes.”
Mr Bowie said that he was “pleased” ScotRail had decided to meet with him, although it had taken a long time and “a considerable amount of asking”.
“I already have a dossier of accounts from constituents and have shared some of those with Mr Hynes’ office,” he added.
“But it would be very useful for additional accounts of how these services are being used, whether they are putting people off making journeys, and whether the changes are bedding in.”