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A number of options are being considered by bosses looking to the future. Rail realignment at Saltcoats, rail link between Largs to Wemyss Bay, new rail curve from Drybridge to Gailes, Lugton to Kilwinning.
(Permalink) Ayrshire Transport Scotland

The community council had been involved in discussions with Transport Scotland over a £95,000 study.
(Permalink) Car Park Dunblane Transport Scotland

Accelerating economic recovery and laying the groundwork for an inclusive, greener transport network will be at the heart of future transport investment in Scotland.

The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) will help to deliver the vision, priorities and outcomes for transport set out in the National Transport Strategy (NTS2). Phase One has been published which, together with conclusion of Phase Two in autumn this year, will set out Scottish Governments investment priorities for the next 20 years.
(Permalink) Transport Scotland

The first annual Delivery Plan for Scotlands National Transport Strategy has been published, setting out actions to improve transport for the future and address the impacts of COVID-19.

The Strategy outlines four priorities for our transport system: that it reduces inequalities; takes climate action; helps deliver inclusive economic growth; and improves our health and wellbeing.

This Delivery Plan contains the actions being carried out by the Scottish Government to address each of those priorities while supporting a green recovery from the global pandemic; including a new action to encourage people back on to public transport post-COVID 19 when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
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A list of options to improve transport links to and from St Andrews is to be considered in more detail after the case for change was approved by Transport Scotland.
(Permalink) Reopening St Andrews Transport Scotland

A £4 million funding boost for Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway has been announced by Transport Scotland.

(Permalink) Edinburgh Trams Glasgow Subway Transport Scotland

Caithness is playing a key role in a £195k project which hopes to show that moving timber by rail is a viable and greener alternative to using roads.

(Permalink) Dalcross Far North Line Georgemas Junction Hitrans Inverness Network Rail Norbord Scottish Forestry Timber Transport Scotland Victa Railfreight

Hundreds of lorry loads of timber could be removed from the A9 in Ross-shire after almost £200,000 was allocated to a rail freight trial by Victa Railfreight.
(Permalink) Dalcross Far North Line Georgemas Junction Hitrans Inverness Network Rail Norbord Scottish Forestry Timber Transport Scotland Victa Railfreight

Key services and freight routes to be protected.

(Permalink) COVID-19 Transport Scotland

Tarmac to benefit from grant.

(Permalink) Grant Tarmac Transport Scotland

Kilcreggan's ferry service will at last be transferred to the oversight of Transport Scotland in two months' time, following years of campaigning by local residents.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan Transport Scotland

Minister provides update to Parliament.

(Permalink) Abellio ScotRail Transport Scotland

Years of campaigning by fed-up Kilcreggan ferry users are set to pay off in the new year when oversight of the route is transferred to Scotland's national transport agency.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan Transport Scotland

Kilcreggan Pier: SPT's MV Island Princess heads from Kilcreggan Pier to Gourock in July 2016.
Ewan Crawford 26/07/2016

Transport Scotland has appointed WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to produce a business case for improvements to the Highland Main Line between Perth and Inverness.

The project will establish the business case for reducing journey times, increasing capacity and enhancing freight operations on the route, which links the Highlands with Scotlands Central Belt and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Inchmagranachan Crossing: The East Coast Kings Cross - Inverness 'Highland Chieftain' HST heading north near Dunkeld on 30 June 2011.
Brian Forbes 30/06/2011

Buchanan Street: The 10.15am to Inverness leaves Buchanan Street on 11 July 1955 behind B1 4-6-0 61180.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 11/07/1955

Millburn Junction: A triple-headed southbound train takes a run at the 1 in 60 gradient shortly after passing Millburn Junction, Inverness, in the summer of 1971. With 11 coaches, a restaurant car third from the front, ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1971

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, today announced a revolution in rail in Scotland, which will deliver the largest programme of benefits to rail passengers seen in a generation. ScotRail will introduce 200 new services, providing 20,000 more seats per day, with passengers across Tayside, Stirlingshire, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and the Borders set to feel the benefits. This represents a significant enhancement to ScotRails current timetable, which currently runs 2,300 services per day. Timetable improvements are made possible by the decision by the Scottish Government to retain 13 additional Class 170 diesel trains (39 additional carriages) beyond the terms of their current leases, which were due to end on 2018. These extra trains create the capacity to make timetable service improvements “ with input supplied by local stakeholders to find the best fit for local priorities.
(Permalink) Class 170 Derek Mackay ScotRail Transport Scotland

Transport Scotland announce plans to boost services out of Alloa to Edinburgh from May this year.
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Alloa: The Rotary Club of Alloa barrel-train on the platform at Alloa station.
John Yellowlees 13/06/2016

Alloa: A bright and sunny May morning in 2012 sees a train of coal empties from Longannet Power Station heading west along the Alloa station bypass line on the way back to Hunterston.
John Furnevel 09/05/2012

Alloa: Exterior of the 2008 station at Alloa, which brought trains back to the Scottish town after forty years when the line from Stirling was reopened. Two Class 156s are at the single platform, on 16th May ...
David Bosher 16/05/2016

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