Transport Scotland

Turner & Townsend to continue trunk road audit and monitoring service

Transport Scotland has reappointed Turner & Townsend to provide the audit and monitoring service in relation to the technical, financial, and commercial management of the maintenance and improvement of the Scottish Trunk Road Network.

Published 22 October 2021

£63m rail electrification programme approved

Construction work is expected to get underway on the £63 million electrification of the Barrhead corridor in April 2022 after the programme was given the green light.

Published 11 October 2021

First Minister marks completion of £120m Glasgow Queen Street rebuild

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Glasgow Queen Street station yesterday to mark the official completion of the station’s £120 million Scottish Government-funded transformation.

Published 5 October 2021

Community benefits to the fore at Luncarty to Pass of Birnam dualling project

Transport minister Graeme Dey has visited the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project to recognise the range of benefits delivered to the communities of Perthshire throughout the project’s construction period.

Published 1 October 2021

Queensferry Crossing to undergo ice mitigation trials

The cables on the north tower of the Queensferry Crossing are to be cleaned as part of a trial to measure the impact of soiling on the formation of ice.

Published 1 September 2021

And finally... Like a moling stone

Work is underway at Lynebeg as Network Rail engineers prepare for the reconstruction of the rail bridge near Moy as part of advance works for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project.

Published 1 September 2021

Luncarty to Pass of Birnam dualling project to open to traffic

Road users will be able to access the 9.5 km of new dual A9 carriageway between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam by Monday, transport minister Graeme Dey announced today.

Published 25 August 2021

£1.1m catch-pit constructed at Rest and Be Thankful

A new £1.1 million catch-pit has been completed at the Rest and Be Thankful to provide additional resilience to the A83.

Published 25 August 2021

Main contractor sought for next stage of A9 dualling

Transport Scotland has launched the competition to select the main construction contractor to dual the next phase of the Scottish Government’s £3 billion programme to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

Published 20 August 2021

Hairmyres station on track for relocation and expansion

Plans to relocate Hairmyres station have moved closer as Scotland’s Railway, South Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) have agreed to fund and develop an expanded transport interchange.

Published 19 July 2021

Ministers approve Berryden Corridor Improvement Project

A major milestone for the Berryden Corridor Improvement Project has been reached as Scottish Ministers have given their go-ahead for Aberdeen City Council to progress with the compulsory purchase order for the project.

Published 21 June 2021

Timber transport projects to share £7m investment

Projects which will improve Scotland’s timber transport infrastructure have been awarded £7 million from the Scottish Government. 

Published 14 June 2021

New junction operational on Luncarty to Pass of Birnam of A9

The A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project is set to achieve a significant milestone as the new Stanley/Tullybelton Junction and overbridge comes into operation for the first time next month.

Published 26 May 2021

A9 dualling project delivers on community benefits

The A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project has overcome unprecedented challenges in 2020 to deliver on a substantial proportion of its community benefits targets.

Published 20 May 2021

Bid launched for £55m Highland transport investment

A bid to fund the design and delivery of more than £55 million of transport infrastructure in the Highland region was submitted to Transport Scotland today.

Published 19 April 2021