The North-South Railway Divide: ICE campaign featured in ‘The Geographer’ magazine

The North-South Railway Divide: ICE campaign featured in ‘The Geographer’ magazine

The ICE campaign has recently featured in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s quarterly magazine, The Geographer. Our Rail Campaigner, Paul Tetlaw, discussed the ‘North-South Railway Divide’ in Scotland, highlighting the extreme gap between rail journey times north and south of the Central Belt. It takes three and half hours to travel 175 miles from Edinburgh to […]

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 […]