A project to improve the Glasgow to Edinburgh rail line, which has faced delays and rising costs, has been held up a further three months. Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne said he was 'very confident' the latest deadline would be met, though he could not give a 'cast-iron guarantee'. He told a Scottish Parliament committee that no more taxpayers' money would be needed for the project. The first electric services are now due to start running in October. A deadline set in January 2014 had aimed to achieve this milestone in 2016, and this was later pushed back until July 2017. The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) was costed at £742m in January 2014 - up £90m on the previous estimate.
A project to improve Scotland's busiest rail line is held up a further three months, a Holyrood committee hears.