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