Date lodged: 9 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with train companies regarding upgrades for the west coast main line.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 June 2016
As part of numerous industry forums, both current (Rutherglen junction) and planned (Carstairs junction) enhancements to the west coast main line are regularly discussed with operators.
Indeed, the working group and board of the Scotland route study, at which both transport Scotland and cross-border train operating companies are represented, has regularly looked at future demand projections and potential investment for each of the main corridors in Scotland, including the west coast main line.