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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S3W-06602
Asked by: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 19 November 2007

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision taken by it on the request of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the mobility clause within the contracts of some SNH staff will not be implemented, this decision will be replicated for any other relocations of public sector departments or functions where staff of such departments or functions have a mobility clause requiring them to transfer anywhere within Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 3 December 2007


Answer

The improvements proposed for the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line are part of a managed programme of change, providing a more efficient and greener rail network in Central Scotland, delivering faster journey times, increased capacity and more services. It is too early in the design of the scheme to produce a detailed timetable. However, the target for Edinburgh to Glasgow journey times is a reduction from around 50 minutes to around 35 minutes.

The average journey time between Croy and Glasgow Queen Street at present is 18 minutes.