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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08117
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 21 April 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02823 by Kate Forbes on 24 September 2021, what the deliverables are of the rail improvement project that will be completed by the end of 2026.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 May 2022


Answer

The deliverables of the rail improvement project expected to be completed by the end of 2026 will be a capability which will facilitate, subject to changing travel behaviours, timetable and stopping pattern choices, the following options:

? an average journey time of 1 hour 10 minutes or less for inter-city services between Aberdeen and Dundee;

? an average journey time of 2 hours 30 minutes or less for inter-city services between Aberdeen and Glasgow;

? half-hourly services from local stations into Aberdeen and Dundee during peak times;

? an hourly stopping service between Aberdeen and Dundee; and

? new freight paths.