However, people in the communities along the line, which include some of the most disadvantaged in the country, let the transport chiefs know how important local services are and backed by the Evening Times' Save Our Stations campaign won an assurance they were safe.
Now removal from the electrification programme puts the route and those same stations in jeopardy once again, so the message must be delivered once more.
While the investment in the big intercity routes is essential for the wider economy, the importance of local rail routes cannot be ignored linking communities and ensuring people with no car have access jobs, facilities and services.
The Transport Minister heard the calls loud and clear last time and gave assurances that increased frequency between Glasgow and Edinburgh would not come at the expense of local services.
If you want to keep your stations and train service then the politicians and officials need to be told how much they are valued.
Make you voice heard once more, stand up for your communities, and let them know your views.