Thursday, November 01, 2007

Railway News

'North Sea oil is pumping tens of billions into the UK treasury and equivalent billions are being spent on London projects such as Crossrail and the Olympics.' (The Herald : Features: COMMENT)

In the UK, Network Rail is to spend nearly £10bn on expanding the rail network over the next five years. (£10bn five-year plan to deliver a bigger, better railway )

Very little of this money will go to Scotland, which has one third of the UK land mass and which is desperately short of railway links.

The largest chunk of the money will go, as usual, to the South East.

The Borders rail link in Scotland will get £3 million.

The London area will get several BILLIONS.

This is yet another reason why the Scots should vote SNP.


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