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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06004: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on magnetic levitation (maglev) rail services, and whether it plans to explore their potential use.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 24 January 2017

The potential use of maglev as a means of linking Edinburgh and Glasgow was considered, but in the light of its costs, it was concluded that a more appropriate means would be to enhance existing railway assets, which are fully integrated within a wider rail network. Also to develop further options for high speed rail, to be compatible with the development of the HS2 network.