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Scotland’s railway has been a success story in recent years, with substantial investment in electrification, infrastructure enhancements and new fleets.

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

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  • Major safety boost for region’s Metrolink transport networkA raft of high-profile measures, aimed at keeping public transport users even safer and boosting confidence ahead of anticipated increase in travel post-lockdown, will be rolled-out in the coming days, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham announced.

Rail Technology Magazine

  • Why is now the time for electrification?The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes of an unprecedented scale across the UK’s commuting networks. COVID-19 has given us all the space to pause and reflect, to build a different future – one where we work, live and travel in a different way.
  • £16m Christmas upgrade for Scotland’s RailwayScotland’s Railway is set to receive more than £16 million of investment over Christmas and the New Year.

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  • Request stop rail stations go hi-techThe rail industry is to trial technology to reduce the cost and time associated with trains stopping at ‘request stop’ railway stations
  • Bids open for Scots bus priority fundTransport Scotland has invited bids for the first tranche of its £500m Bus Partnership Fund for bus priority measures such as bus lanes, bus ‘gates’, guided busways and traffic signal priority. 

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