Mike Robinson, CEO of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, has featured in the Scotsman today, making the case for a rail network fit for the 21st century.
Mike highlights the many economic, social and environmental benefits of upgrading Scotland’s inter-city rail network and boosting connectivity between Scotland’s seven cities:
“Given the Scottish Government’s pledge to encourage sustainable transport and improve access beyond the Central Belt, more needs to be done. A faster rail route would start to address the huge discrepancy in house prices north of the bridges compared to Edinburgh, and it would be a great step towards improving access to and unlocking public transport for the whole of the north of Scotland.
“While other rail improvements are required, this is the first, and most vital step, in better connecting all of Scotland’s cities and becoming a primary transport route for the whole of Scotland north of the Central Belt. Furthermore if the railway that used to run from Perth to Forfar was also replaced, it would greatly reduce journey times to Aberdeen too.”
To read the full article, see here.