Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tourist traffic ‘key to Borders Railway success’

Press release from rail author David Spaven – not for publication until Thursday 28 May 2015 TOURIST TRAFFIC ‘KEY TO BORDERS RAILWAY SUCCESS’ SAYS RAIL AUTHOR Tourist and leisure passengers – originally dismissed as of marginal importance – may now be a crucial factor in the success of the Borders Railway [1] opening in September,…

Sanctions required for Public Bodies to take action on climate

We’ve called for the chief executives of Scottish public bodies to be held personally responsible should their organisations fail to meet mandatory climate change targets. Transform Scotland has made this demand as part of its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘The Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2015’. John…

Case for better interchange presented in Parliament

Our head of research Jolin Warren today gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure & Capital Investment Committee on access to Scotland’s major railway stations. Key findings from our Interchange project were of interest to the Committee, including the need for a more consistent, high standard for cycle and pedestrian access to stations, and what…

Opportunity to volunteer with us!

We are looking for a Communications Volunteer to join our team one day a week. We are looking for someone with great technical literacy and excellent writing skills, who is happy to get involved in everything from photo ops to organising events. The main duties will involve assisting the Communications Officer and Director in carrying out the…

Tom Hart’s news notes, 2 March to 9 May 2015

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS The mass of General Election coverage saw little attention given to transport apart from divergent views on High Speed Rail and some offers of lower rail fares and aid for younger people using buses.  The Conservatives were the strongest supporters of higher infrastructure investment to stimulate early and longer term economic growth but…

Welcome parliamentary scrutiny of access to Scotland’s transport interchanges

We have today written to Jim Eadie MSP, convener of the Parliament’s transport committee, in response to its survey on access to Scotland’s major urban railway stations. In the letter, Transform Scotland draw attention to the unacceptable situation imposed by Network Rail on people accessing Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, flag up the ‘Interchange’ project that we…