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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]