Topic: Edinburgh

Scotland to England by train, not plane

UK public sector travel has moved in favour of trains, not planes, says a new report. Travel between the seats of government in Scotland and London is now marginally in favour of rail. The findings...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Borders Railway: blueprint for East West Rail

England’s East-West Rail potential is perfectly illustrated by the huge success of the reopened Scottish Borders Railway. Backers of the project to connect Cambridge and Oxford have cited the Scottish project as an exemplar of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
The Principality Stadium in Cardiff seen from the River Taff with a train passing in foreground

Another Cardiff-Edinburgh rail service proposal

You wait forever for a Cardiff-Edinburgh train operator – then two come along at once. Aspirant open access operator, Grand Union, has initiated industry consultations for its ambitious plan to operate five daily services connecting...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton
Edinburgh Tram on test run in Leith Walk, seen from a tenement window above

Edinburgh trams make historic move

Edinburgh Trams have made history for the right reasons, for once. A test run saw the first guided rail vehicle to traverse Leith Walk in 66 years. History was made on Monday night (13 March),...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
The Flying Scotsman climbs up the hill out of Watchet as it works from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead on a visit to the West Somerset Railway.

Happy Centenary, Flying Scotsman

The most famous steam locomotive in the world, Flying Scotsman, turned one hundred years old last Friday (24 February 2023). Astonishingly, the engine is still in main line revenue-earning service as a charter operation. In...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton