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High-speed rail network must cross the border, Mackay tells MSPs

Andrew Forster
30 October 2015
Mackay: cycling goal is a “vision”, not a target
Mackay: cycling goal is a “vision”, not a target
Scotland’s rail network is already managed differently to England’s. The ScotRail Alliance brings together franchise operator Abellio ScotRail and Network Rail, and is led by a managing director, Phil Verster
Scotland’s rail network is already managed differently to England’s. The ScotRail Alliance brings together franchise operator Abellio ScotRail and Network Rail, and is led by a managing director, Phil Verster

 

Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay updated MSPs on the Scottish Government’s transport priorities this month, including a cross-border high-speed railway line, more powers over Network Rail, and a refresh of the national transport strategy. 

Earlier this year media reports emerged that the UK Government had ruled out extending the proposed high-speed rail network to Scotland because there was no business case for doing so, and that services would use the existing West and East...

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