Train services operated by South Western Railway (SWR) could be taken into public ownership due to losses made by the franchise, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
South Western Railway’s recent financial statements indicate “the franchise is not sustainable in the long term”, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
A safety review of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is to be carried out after a series of crashes on the route, the transport secretary has confirmed.
A north-east politician has called for a meeting with the Transport Secretary to discuss concerns over the loss of flights from Aberdeen to Gatwick.
Aberdeen City Council will ask the Scottish transport secretary to use any power at his disposal to stop First Bus putting “profit before passengers”.
Politicians have hit out at the Transport Secretary for failing to meet campaigners over plans to dual a north-east road.
Calls have been made to halt a consultation on options for dualling a major north-east road.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL), contractors for the project, have been cautioned against “cutting corners” in order to get the route open in time for January.
Contractors behind the AWPR project have not been “entirely straight” with the Scottish Government, the Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today claimed.