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 […]

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 […]

Taking freight off the roads – recent material in The Herald highlights need for rail improvements

Taking freight off the roads – recent material in The Herald highlights need for rail improvements

DAVID Ross’s Inside Track article (“Taking freight off the roads would lift Highland spirits”, The Herald, January 21) is timely. It would be of huge benefit to the Highland economy to get retail goods trains in to Inverness at the time of day that commerce requires. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have long been making […]

Call for Better Rail Links North of the Central Belt

Call for Better Rail Links North of the Central Belt

Scottish Association for Public Transport NEWS RELEASE:  Thursday 8th May 2014 Call for Better Rail Links North of the Central Belt A leading public transport campaign group has today (Thursday 8 May) called for action to improve rail links and public transport north of the Central Belt. In Perth today, the Scottish Association for Public […]

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH CALLS FOR SCOTTISH ‘RAIL REVOLUTION’

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH CALLS FOR SCOTTISH ‘RAIL REVOLUTION’

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Strictly embargoed: Not for use before 00:01, Monday 3 March 2014 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH CALLS FOR SCOTTISH ‘RAIL REVOLUTION’ Leading transport campaign group to build broad support to make rail travel faster, safer, greener and more competitive Transform Scotland [1] today (Monday 3-Mar) launched a new campaign to build support for a […]