Mike Robinson: Perth – Edinburgh rail link would “transform travel north of the Capital”

Calls have recently been made once again for the Scottish Government to investigate re-instating a direct rail link between Perth and Edinburgh to transform rail travel in Scotland.

Quoted in the Courier today, Mike Robinson – CEO of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and supporter of the ICE campaign – highlighted the huge economic and environmental benefits of cutting rail journey times between Perth and the capital.

“It would literally transform train travel north of the capital,” he said.

“The potential benefit to Perth is much more than faster travel – the station has the capacity to be developed as a passenger and freight rail hub for Scotland, and a hub of economic activity capable of injecting significant money and jobs into the Perthshire economy.”

For the full story, see the Courier.

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