Topic: Scotland

Rail freight could transform North East Scotland

Incorporating freight will make a new route in North East Scotland viable and economically regenerate the region. Rebuilding lines to the coastal communities of Fraserburgh and Peterhead will open up new markets to Aberdeen and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Can Green Ports be Scotland’s Rail Ports?

The UK has a freeport initiative, and the English winners were announced by the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak in his budget speech in March. However, the devolved governments in the UK have responsibility for Northern...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Aberdeen – Dundee line closed until February

A bridge at Stonehaven, nearby the site of last year’s fatal derailment in Scotland, partially collapsed last week. Network Rail, the infrastructure manager for the UK, says the line it carries, between Aberdeen and Dundee,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight on agenda for Scottish transport secretary

Cross-border connectivity, capacity, and light goods sent by rail were all subjects for debate with Michael Matheson, the transport secretary at the Scottish government. The politician with responsibility for rail management, infrastructure, and development was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Lobby group puts freight into Scottish proposals

Transform Scotland, the wide-remit alliance for sustainable transport has responded to a Scottish government consultation with a call for enhanced rail freight provision. It has called for major investment in the rail links between the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Massive expansion at zero-emissions Scottish terminal

Mossend near Glasgow is undergoing a significant transformation, that will see the terminal emerge later this year as the greatly enhanced Mossend International Railfreight Park. Not only will it be Scotland’s self-styled twenty-first century rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Scottish minister backs words with action

Rail freight opportunities are better than ever. Transport Secretary to the Scottish Government, Michael Matheson, has told the Scottish conference of the Rail Freight Group, the industry’s representative association in the UK, that the present...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton