Scotland Manifesto

14 April 2021

Ahead of the local, regional and devolved UK elections in May 2021, RIA has published five manifestos covering London & the South East, the North of England, Midlands, Wales and Scotland.

The Scotland Manifesto calls for:

  1. Make the case for rail travel in the long-term, encouraging passengers back and a greater role for freight, as we recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Continue to decarbonise the rail industry through electrification and fleet orders of low carbon rolling stock, in order to reach Scotland’s 2035 decarbonisation target. 
  3. Continue to provide a visible and consistent pipeline of work for the rail industry, particularly as preparations for Control Period 7 are made.
  4. Support the rail industry to become more sustainable, increase skills and improve the diversity of its workforce.  
  5. Ensure R&D and innovation as well as digital technology are at the heart of the government’s plans for the future of the rail industry in Scotland.


The Manifesto

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