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 […]

Welcome for average speed cameras on the A90

Welcome for average speed cameras on the A90

Commenting on the Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s announcement that average speed cameras will be installed on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven, Transform Scotland’s rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw commented: “All measures to improve road safety are to be welcomed – all road users benefit whether they are in a private car, a […]

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 […]

Rail consultation: Government urged to reconnect communities across Scotland

Rail consultation: Government urged to reconnect communities across Scotland

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 1 March 2017 GOVERNMENT URGED TO RECONNECT COMMUNITIES ACROSS SCOTLAND: Transform Scotland sets out its response to Government rail consultation Transform Scotland [1] has today urged the Scottish Government to investigate the reopening of former rail routes across Scotland to reconnect communities with the rest of the country. The recommendation […]

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 […]

Vast majority of Scots want inter-city rail services at least as fast as roads

Vast majority of Scots want inter-city rail services at least as fast as roads

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Embargoed until 00:01 on Tuesday 24 February 2015 OPINION POLL RESULT: VAST MAJORITY OF SCOTS WANT INTER-CITY RAIL SERVICES AT LEAST AS FAST AS ROADS Transform Scotland also launches ‘Inter-City Express’ campaign brochure Transform Scotland [1] has today (Tuesday 24 February) released the result of an opinion poll which shows that […]