By the end of the Corporate Plan period we will have delivered a number of major improvements to transport infrastructure and services which will support and boost Scotland’s growth, productivity and participation.

By the end of the Corporate Plan period we will have delivered:

  • A new electrified railway between Edinburgh and Glasgow linking Airdrie and Bathgate
  • A new rail/tram interchange to connect rail passengers to Edinburgh Airport
  • Support for the delivery of the Edinburgh Tram Project
  • A new railway from Stirling to Alloa and Kincardine
  • Improvements in rail journey times between our main cities
  • Major road improvements including the new Upper Forth Crossing at Kincardine and a Dalkeith bypass
  • A range of safety enhancements on the A9 and on the A75 and A77 routes serving the key ferry terminals to Ireland
  • An enhanced Trunk Road Asset Management Plan
  • The Strategic Transport Projects Review which will identify the transport investment priorities across Scotland from 2012-2022
  • Efficiency savings in excess of £150 million

By the end of the Corporate Plan period we will have started:

  • Building the M74 extension, the railway to Glasgow Airport, the last remaining gap on the M8 between Newhouse and Baillieston and upgrading the A80 to motorway between Stepps and Haggs – all completed in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • The design, development and procurement strategy for the Forth Replacement Crossing and be ready to start construction
  • Constructing a new railway to the Borders
  • Taking forward plans for the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness
  • Building the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route and completing the dual carriageway from Balmedie to Tipperty
  • To implement our five-year Intelligent Transport Systems Strategy

By the end of the Corporate Plan period Transport Scotland will be:

  • Well on the way to delivering £12.5 billion of net economic benefit for Scotland
  • A key partner with other organisations both nationally and internationally in transport planning and delivery
  • Leading the way in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change
  • Taking a lead in reducing road accident casualties, keeping Scotland’s roads amongst the safest in the world
  • An employer of choice, having recruited, retained and developed skilled, energetic and committed people