Monthly Archives: July 2015

Paul Tetlaw’s rail update, July 2015

Paul Tetlaw’s rail update, July 2015 There has been a lot of activity on the rail front in recent months and this feature sets out some of the key developments as they affect us in Scotland. Scotrail franchise From April Abellio took over the operation of the main franchise with Serco taking over the sleeper…

Charities call for Scottish alternative to Osborne’s Roads Fund

NEWS RELEASE Embargoed for use: 00:01, Monday 20 July 2015 CHARITIES CALL FOR SCOTTISH ALTERNATIVE TO OSBORNE’S ROADS FUND Seven charities have called for a Scottish alternative to the Roads Fund for England, which was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Summer Budget 2015, and will see Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) – a tax…

Questions for Edinburgh Trams inquiry to investigate

Transform Scotland has submitted its evidence to the Edinburgh Trams inquiry, asking it to investigate the following issues: 1. Why did the Government withdraw Transport Scotland from this major project of international significance? 2. Why was the funding for this major public transport project so rigidly capped by the Government, no matter what adverse circumstances…

Rail alignments need protection in Tayside and Central plans

Transform Scotland have today responded to the consultation on TAYplan’s draft Strategic Development Plan, calling in its representation for the historic rail alignments of the Glenfarg Line and Strathmore Line to be protected for future use as walk/cycle routes, and for future possible public transport use. The full text of Transform Scotland’s response is below….