Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tom Hart’s news notes, Sep-Nov 2014

TRANSPORT in the WIDER CONTEXT Apart from being part of a general plea that higher infrastructure spend and improved connectivity may benefit the economy, transport had a low profile in the recent, and continuing, political and constitutional debate  on Scotland, the UK and the EU.  Devolution within England and within Scotland has emerged as a…

Rail should capture more of East Coast traffic

Commenting on today’s award of the East Coast Main Line franchise to Virgin and Stagecoach (to operate as Virgin Trains East Coast), Transform Scotland rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw said: “Transform Scotland believes that rail could and should capture much more of the travel market from Central Scotland to London. In the past we have worked…

New East Lothian rail stations a forecast success

Transform Scotland have published a Parliamentary briefing issued to all MSPs in advance of 27/11/14 Scottish Parliament debate on reopening of East Linton and Reston railway stations. The briefing (see right) reports on how recently reopening railway lines and stations in Scotland have often had vastly under-estimated forecasts of likely rail patronage. External links: Details…