Richard Ardern write in The Scotsman, 11 May 2015: There is nowhere more iconic in Scotland to have your team photograph taken than with the Forth Railway Bridge as backdrop. The bridge is a potent symbol for the railway being a supremely sustainable mode of transport to the North. Will Nicola Sturgeon quickly adopt Transform […]
Steve Walker, a Transform Scotland correspondent, has had a look at the rolling stock available throughout the UK and gives his views on which of the available stock would help improve travel times and passenger experience within the Scottish network. Suitable-rolling-stock-for-Scotland
Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Tuesday 17 June 2014 ELGIN COMMUNITY COUNCIL GETS ON BOARD PUSH FOR BETTER RAIL SERVICES: Inter-City Express campaign gets first North-East member group Transform Scotland, the national alliance for sustainable transport, has today (Tuesday 17 June) welcomed the addition of Elgin Community Council as the latest member of the ‘Inter-City Express’ […]
A radical upgrade of the largely single-track Perth-Inverness railway could take up to 300 lorries a day off the A9, says an article by David Spaven of the Rail Freight Group in today’s Scotsman. Spaven’s piece reveals that the new 50mph limit for HGVs on single-carriageway sections of the A9 is being driven by “operational benefits” […]
Many thanks to Conservative MSP Liz Smith for raising the campaign at First Minister’s Questions in the Scottish Parliament. In response to further questions, First Minister Alex Salmond said that he welcomed the campaign’s “ambition” and many of its proposals. Further questions were asked by MSPs Roderick Campbell (SNP), Alison McInnes (Lib Dem) and Lewis […]
We’re pleased to see that the Parliamentary Motion lodged by Highlands MSP John Finnie has received support from Conservatives, Greens, Labour and Lib Dems as well as independents. However, the Motion has so far only received 10 MSPs’ support — so we’d welcome people pressing their own MSPs to support the motion.
We are very pleased to announce that the launch of Transform Scotland’s latest campaign – Inter-City Express – has received widespread media attention. The campaign calls for an urgently needed upgrade to the country’s rail network if we want to make it fit for the 21st century. This has prompted a response from Transport Scotland acknowledging the benefits of a continued programme […]