David Stewart MSP

New bid for Dornoch rail bridge

David Stewart, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, is supporting calls for an investigation into options to improve rail links to the North of Scotland.

The Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee was considering a petition yesterday at the Scottish Parliament to find ways to improve rail access between Thurso and Wick to Inverness, Aberdeen and the central belt.

Proposals have been on the table since the 1980s for a Dornoch rail link which it’s believed could take 45 minutes off the journey time to Inverness.

“The Committee has agreed that this is not a simple transport issue – but one of economic development.

I have been campaigning for some time for improved transport infrastructure to the north of Scotland.

“The future of Dounreay and its 1800 direct employees will rely on measures like upgrading roads, faster rail links and providing a range of services for Wick airport to attract job diversification and inward investment.

“Action is needed and I would support calls for an inquiry into improved rail links across the Dornoch Firth,” said Mr Stewart.

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Written by davidstewart

November 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

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