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Borders Railway 22% ahead of target for first 6 months

Published: 31-05-2016

New figures, published today, show that almost 700,000 people travelled on the Borders Railway during its first six months of operation.

Transport Minister launches Scotland’s rail freight strategy

Published: 22-03-2016

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, launched the Scottish Government’s new rail freight strategy for Scotland at an event at Aberdeen Craiginches Freight Terminal.

‘Rail revolution’ means 200 more services and 20,000 more seats for Scots passengers

Published: 15-03-2016

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, today announced a “revolution in rail” in Scotland, which will deliver the largest programme of benefits to rail passengers seen in a generation.

Rail’s £670m contribution to Scotland’s economy

Published: 14-03-2016

Scotland’s rail industry contributes up to £670 million to the Scottish Economy (GDP) each year, a new report reveals.

Highland Tain station gets lease of life

Published: 11-11-2015

Tain Railway Station (c.1864), built and opened that year by the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway (Picture source - Tain & District Museum)Tain railway station in Easter Ross will receive a new lease of life today (11 November), as a new restaurant opens in its disused building thanks to the Station Community Regeneration Fund.

Transport Scotland to publish ScotRail performance reports quarterly

Published: 06-11-2015

The Service Quality Incentive Regime (SQUIRE) reports will now be made publicly available from the Transport Scotland website

Transport Minister calls for support to deliver rail freight growth

Published: 22-10-2015

Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands, today issued a call to industry and business across Scotland and the UK to work with the Scottish Government to support growth in the Scottish rail freight sector.

Scottish Government statement on July 2015 Retail Prices Index (RPI) in relation to Rail Fares

Published: 18-08-2015

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Keith Brown said: “The Scottish Government wants to see more people take the train and recognises that prices have to be affordable and fair.

Annual rail performance figures for Scotland released

Published: 14-08-2015

Annual figures showing the quality of rail and passenger services have been released today (14 August).

Queen to open Borders Railway

Published: 03-08-2015

Double celebration as HM marks milestone as monarch & re-opens railwayThe Borders Railway will be officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on the day that she becomes Britain's longest serving monarch.

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