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S5W-22476: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the funding increase detailed in Scotland’s Railway (Control Period 6: 2019 – 2024) will be spent in Clydesdale on (a) station opening or improvements and (b) line and track or other infrastructure improvements.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 24 April 2019

I refer to the attached link which provides Network Rail’s plans for Central Scotland in Control Period 6 (CP6). http://networkrail.createsend1.com/t/d-e-pzkin-l-r/

The key project under development in Clydesdale is the renewal of life expired signalling and track equipment in the Carstairs Junction area.

This major project will improve the reliability of cross-border and ScotRail services as well as offering opportunity for potential journey time improvements. Network Rail’s estimate for this project is currently £150 million.