Monthly Archives: November 2015

Inverkeithing to Perth rail route safeguarded

Transform Scotland’s Inter-City Express Campaign aims to see investment in the railway between the Central Belt of Scotland and Inverness brought up to the level being spent on roads (£6bn on the A9 and A96 upgrades). We are looking for a major investment programme to bring the railway up to 21st century standard by dualling…

Transform Scotland newsletter, November 2015

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Transform Platform for Labour We are hosting a series of election events in the New Year. The first event on 28 January will hear from David Stewart MSP, Scottish Labour Party, about their plan for sustainable transport if elected. Further events to be announced. National Transport Strategy Debate With the “refresh” of the NTS,…

Transform Platform for Labour

We’re excited to announce the first of our series of election events! In advance of the Scottish Parliament Elections, we are hosting a series of events, providing our members and the wider transport sector with the opportunity to engage with representatives of the five main political parties in Scotland. These events will take place in both Edinburgh…

Risks and impacts of air pollution highlighted in Parliament

Ahead of a debate on air quality brought forward by Labour in the Scottish Parliament, Transform Scotland has contributed to a parliamentary briefing on air pollution in Scotland. The briefing, published by Friends of the Earth Scotland, Sustrans Scotland, British Heart Foundation Scotland and Transform Scotland, will inform MSPs on the risks and impacts of air pollution and offer…

Tom Hart’s transport news notes, 15 November 2015

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS The media has given increased attention to the urgency for action to tackle global warming given evidence of a 1C rise in global temperatures, half way to the tipping point of 2C rises which could have very serious implications for rising sea levels, floods, droughts and high winds which could prejudice food supply…

New Research Manager Joins Transform

Michelle Brophy has joined Transform Scotland after the departure of Jolin Warren as our Research Manager. Michelle manages research tasks for Transform Scotland. Currently she is undertaking specific research projects around buses and cycling. She has worked in Transportation for the last ten years and it has been the focal point for her career. She…

Levenmouth top rail reopening priority for Scotland

Transform Scotland are very happy to publish the presentation made by Allen Armstrong, secretary of Levenmouth Rail Campaign (LMRC), to our Members’ Session held on 6 November. Colin Howden, director of Transform Scotland, said: “Levenmouth is the overwhelming priority for rail reopening in Scotland over the next few years. It’s desperate that the 37,000 residents…

Continued poor air quality demonstrates lack of Ministerial leadership

Transform Scotland have today slammed the UK Government’s air quality plans as reliant on “technical fixes and bland statements about cycling” and the “serious absence of leadership” by Scottish and UK Ministers. In our response to the Scottish Government ‘Consultation on Air Quality Plans to Meet EU Limit Values for Nitrogen Dioxide (No2) in Scotland’,…

A9 dualling will make Perth-Inverness rail slower than road

Transport Scotland have this morning confirmed to us that the proposed A9 dualling between Perth and Inverness will condemn the parallel railway to being slower than the road route. Here’s the response received from Transport Scotland regarding A9 journey times pre- and post-dualling: At time of writing, National Rail Enquiries suggests that the fastest journey…