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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09003: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 25 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact doubling the single track section at Usan will have on rail services between Aberdeen and the Central Belt, including on journey times.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 10 May 2017

All potential options identified from the development works being led by Transport Scotland, which includes options for Usan Junction and the South Esk viaduct at Montrose, will be subject to detailed analysis to ensure there is a clear rationale in terms of economic, social and environmental impacts and that options are both technically and financially viable. This will support the Scottish Government in progressing towards its aspiration of reducing journey times, improving capacity and performance between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.