Date lodged: 23 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what plans there are to extend the use of the railhead at Georgemas to commercial use in order to take more freight off roads and onto railways.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 31 January 2019
Decisions on moving goods and the development of freight facilities are primarily a commercial matter. However, optimising the use of the rail freight facilities at Georgemas has been discussed as part of the work of Far North Line Review Team. The Review Team is close to concluding its work, and I would expect to see the outcomes from that over the coming months.