As revealed in last night's Evening Times, six Glasgow stations in the city's most deprived communities are under threat.
And locals have reacted with fury to the news the Queen Street to Anniesland line faces an uncertain future.
Husband and wife Tommy and Margot McDowall use Summerston station at least four or five times a week.
They claim it is a lifeline for locals, particularly as Tommy, a Tesco worker, travels regularly to hospital in Edinburgh.
The 54-year-old said: "I have to travel through to the hospital and the train is a lifeline.
"You can sit on the bus for an hour in peak traffic to get to the city centre - that's longer than it takes to get across the country to Edinburgh.
"Buses here just aren't convenient, and they are more expensive than the train fare. People take the train to work and to shop in the city.
"The train station is right at the centre of our community. It's right at the heart of our community and you would be taking that away."
Margot, also 54, said her family use the train station and would be lost without it.She added: "My son uses the train every day to get to work and our daughter-in-law uses it to take my grandaughter in to town. It's much easier than getting the bus here as the bus is terrible at peak times.
"A lot of people don't drive and rely on the trains. The train service is valuable to local people, you can't take it away.
"It's terrible to think we might lose it. I really hope it doesn't happen."
Last night we told how the Queen Street to Anniesland line, via Possilpark and Maryhill, will be the only stretch of track not electrified north of the Clyde in the Greater Glasgow area.
This has led to questions about the route's viability.
The route was due for electrification as part of the wider Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), but was removed when the Scottish Government amended the scheme to cut costs.
The line runs from Queen Street, with stations at Ashfield, Possilpark & Parkhouse, Maryhill, Gilshochill, Summerston and Kelvindale, and was only completed in 2005 as part of a £35 million project.
Cailean MacLennan, a 19-year-old computer science student at Strathclyde University, uses Kelvindale Station - a popular route for students.
She said: "I use this line just about every day. It would be much harder for me if it closed.
"I use this line to get to university every day and if I have to get into the city centre.
"I would have to use the bus, but the bus services up here isn't great."
Fellow student Rachel Byars, a pharmacy undergraduate, added: "I use it every day to get into university - this is my nearest station by far.
"I would have to get the bus or walk 20 minutes to Anniesland. It is a lot easier getting the train here."
The line was threatened under the original EGIP plan last year to allow extra services to operate in and out of Queen Street Station.
But local people, politicians and the Evening Times Save Our Stations campaign helped secure reassurances the line would remain open.
At Summerston, the train line is the main link to the city centre.
It is used by commuters getting to work, shoppers and students travelling to Anniesland College.
Locals said much of the area is not linked to bus routes.
Margaret Divers, an admin worker, said: "We were all up in arms last year when they threatened to close this station and there were plenty of petitions doing the rounds.
"I imagine people will react in the same way if this happens again this year.
"If you take the area this train serves, a lot of people travel to the city centre, so it certainly would have an impact on how easily people can travel to work and for shopping. A lot of people in Summerston rely on this service."
Elizabeth Wayte, 23, a graduate, also uses the Summerston station regularly.
She said: "Personally, I use this station to get to the city centre. I went to Cardonald College so I wouldn't have been affected but this is the only train line that goes to Anniesland so I imagine it would affect college students.
"The train is always busy, particularly at peak times. I struggled to find a seat on the train tonight as it was packed.
"I imagine it will have a real impact on people who work in the city as well."
Arlene McIvor, 34, from Maryhill, added: "If this station went it would have a real impact on people here.
"It serves an area that's not well linked to bus routes. As you go further out there are no handy bus links for people - the train is the only real transport link.
"It will really hurt people living in this community, especially getting in to town."
SPT is now raising concerns with Transport Scotland and demanding the line be electrified to guarantee its future.
Bill Butler, the councillor for Greater Pollok, at Maryhill Station, said: "I use this line every day and I think any attempt to close this essential line would be wrong-headed and ill advised."