David Stewart MSP

MSP presses Scottish Government for introduction of reduced time of Inverness – Edinburgh train journeys

17 August 2011

 

Highlands & Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has pressed the Government to state when the improved reduction of 35 minutes in the rail journey time between Inverness and Edinburgh will come into effect.

In responding Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport said, ” The project will be delivered in phases and provide incremental journey time reductions”.

He went on to say, ” A number of technical improvements will be implemented later this year and should deliver reduced journey times on some services form next year”.

Mr Stewart said,

” The Minister has advised me that these speed improvements will take place between Stanley junction and Blair Atholl, Inchlea and Newtonmore and Carrbridge and Inverness”.

He continued,

” I will look forward to these improvements, as it is imperative for the Highland economy that we have good business links and routes with the minimum of time spent travelling between the Highlands capital and the other major cities in Scotland if not the UK”.

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Written by davidstewart

August 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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