News

New train refurbishment to rid Scotland’s railways of effluent

Published: 15-10-2015

Work on the first of 47 Class 156 ScotRail trains to be fitted with Control Emission Toilet (CET) equipment is due for completion tomorrow (Friday 16 October), with the unit scheduled to be moved back into circulation over the weekend. This signifies the beginning of the end of the practice of trains discharging effluent onto Scotland’s railways.

Investment Promises Delivered at Inaugural Active Travel Summit

Published: 14-10-2015

'The Scottish Government is meeting its commitment to continue record levels of active travel funding through a cash injection of £3.3m for cycling and walking infrastructure.’ Transport Minister Derek Mackay announced today in Inverness.

Multi-Million Pound A96 Dualling Contract Up For Grabs

Published: 13-10-2015

A design contract notice for the A96 Dualling programme, worth up to £50 million, has been published today.

Winter Fleet at Full Strength - Competition to name gritters

Published: 12-10-2015

There will be more than fifty new gritters on Scotland’s trunk roads this winter, as Transport Scotland and our Operating Companies continue to enhance our services.

Closures of B7071 Bellshill Road, Bothwell, at Raith for 5 weeks

Published: 12-10-2015

Restricted access to and from Hamilton and Bothwell via Raith, M74 Junction 5Motorists are being advised that the B7071 Bellshill Road from Whistleberry Toll to Bothwell Bridge roundabout (the junction with Hamilton Road and Bothwell Road), will be closed southbound from Monday 26th October for approximately 5 weeks.

Utility works start ahead of new AWPR River Don Crossing

Published: 09-10-2015

A new River Don Crossing, part of the construction Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty scheme, is taking a major step forward with the dismantling of four nearby electricity towers.

Transport Minister launches another lap for Scottish Green Bus Fund (SGBF)

Published: 09-10-2015

Bus operators are being invited to get on board with the latest round of Scottish Green Bus Fund now opened for applications

Transport Minister at ICI Committee

Published: 06-10-2015

Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands will reaffirm the Scottish Government’s real progress in the delivery of its transport policy today (Wednesday) as he takes questions from the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee in the Scottish Parliament.

Full A90 closure scheduled

Published: 05-10-2015

Travellers warned to avoid Forth Road Bridge area Essential demolition works planned for weekends October 24/25, October 31/November 1, and November 14/15, 2015.

Progress on A737 Road schemes

Published: 05-10-2015

Following a Public Local Inquiry held at the end of last year and recommendations made by the Reporter, Scottish Ministers today gave the go ahead for completion of the statutory procedures for the A737 Dalry Bypass scheme.

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