Welcome for ScotRail inter-city trains, “the best diesel trains ever to run in the UK”

Welcome for ScotRail inter-city trains, “the best diesel trains ever to run in the UK”

Transform Scotland welcomes today’s introduction of the first ‘Inter7City’ high-speed trains. ScotRail announced today that the first of the refurbished trains will enter services on the Aberdeen-Edinburgh route on Monday 15 October. [1] Rail spokesperson Paul Tetlaw said: “We’re delighted to see the first of the fully refurbished ScotRail HST trains about to enter service. […]

The North-South Railway Divide: Rail revolution needed to cut journey times going north

The North-South Railway Divide: Rail revolution needed to cut journey times going north

Transform Scotland has today revealed research highlighting huge disparities in rail journey times north and south of the Central Belt. ‘The North-South Railway Divide’, published as part of the Inter-City Express campaign, compares journey times from the Central Belt to Inverness, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen, to journeys heading south of the Border. The research found significant […]

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 […]