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 […]

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 […]

Transform makes case for rail revolution in Scotland’s cities

Transform makes case for rail revolution in Scotland’s cities

Transform Scotland has relaunched the call for a revolutionised rail network to improve connections between Scotland’s seven cities. The new Inter-City Express brochure was launched at a stakeholder event in Perth on Tuesday evening, organised by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in collaboration with Transform Scotland and Scottish Council for Development and Industry. The event brought together interested parties […]

Inverkeithing to Perth rail route safeguarded

Inverkeithing to Perth rail route safeguarded

Transform Scotland’s Inter-City Express Campaign aims to see investment in the railway between the Central Belt of Scotland and Inverness brought up to the level being spent on roads (£6bn on the A9 and A96 upgrades). We are looking for a major investment programme to bring the railway up to 21st century standard by dualling […]