Government’s multi-billion spending on roads will damage rail services

Government’s multi-billion spending on roads will damage rail services

A recent Government report has shown that the Scottish Government’s multi-billion pound spending on new road projects will damage rail services in Scotland. The report, released by Transport Scotland, showed that the Government’s £3 billion spending on dualling the A9 road is likely to reduce the viability of rail freight services to and from the […]

Mike Robinson: Perth – Edinburgh rail link would “transform travel north of the Capital”

Mike Robinson: Perth – Edinburgh rail link would “transform travel north of the Capital”

Calls have recently been made once again for the Scottish Government to investigate re-instating a direct rail link between Perth and Edinburgh to transform rail travel in Scotland. Quoted in the Courier today, Mike Robinson – CEO of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and supporter of the ICE campaign – highlighted the huge economic and […]

David Spaven: Why we must protect former rail routes

David Spaven: Why we must protect former rail routes

David Spaven, Rail Freight Group’s Scottish Representative has written an article for the Scotsman on why Scotland’s former rail routes should be protected: “Rail’s great strength is its ability to move large quantities of freight safely, swiftly and sustainably: the end product of low-friction, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail technology, operating over a segregated route network. But that segregation […]

Mike Robinson: Time for trains to get on a modern track

Mike Robinson: Time for trains to get on a modern track

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 […]