A modern rail network in Scotland is long overdue

A modern rail network in Scotland is long overdue

Why does it take 80 minutes by train south from Edinburgh to Newcastle, but an hour longer the same distance north?

Barely six months into the job, Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf is under fire from opposition politicians and the public alike for the poor performance of Scotland’s creaking rail network.

With winter setting in, punctuality has plummeted and improvements to the main Edinburgh-Glasgow express line, already scaled back at the request of SNP ministers, are behind schedule.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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