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S5W-09120: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 2 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the HITRANS report, Midnight Train to Georgemas, which sets out a proposal for a Caithness-Edinburgh sleeper service.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 11 May 2017

HITRANS has developed an innovative proposal for linking Caithness directly with the Central Belt. It has submitted the proposal to its Board, and shared with us for our information.

We are aware that HITRANS has now engaged consultants to assist in the development of a detailed report supporting its outline proposal, and we are happy to give evidence to that process. On completion, it will then be for HITRANS to determine whether it wishes to promote this proposal further. We would, of course, then review its content and discuss directly with Hitrans.