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Edinburgh Today

Edinburgh to Glasgow

Railway

 

News
1.

Edinburgh Airport Station

Plan for 2010

A 650m scheme is planned, to open a new station at Edinburgh Airport in 2010. It is planned that this station will be served by both the Edinburgh-Glasgow line and Edinburgh-Fife line, these lines passing through a new tunnel under the airport.

This proposal is continuing to meet with some opposition, as opinions differ as to whether or not some of this sum might be better invested in extending Edinburgh's proposed tram routes.  The rail proposal has also caused concern that the journey times between Edinburgh and Glasgow will be increased.

Edinburgh Evening News  April 13, 2006:  p.2..

SNP View

The Evening News reported, on November 6, 2006, that  the Scottish National Party had changed its mind and now does not favour an Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, claiming that the cost could rise to 1 billion, which would make it too expensive.

Edinburgh Evening News  November 7, 2006:  p.2.

 

News
2.

Electrification

Study Announced

The Scottish Executive's transport agency has now, in April 2006, ordered a study into possibly electrifying the Edinburgh-Glasgow line at the same time as the airport station is opened.

One option would be to build the airport station on the Edinburgh-Fife line but not on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line, with a rail shuttle service being provided between the airport and Edinburgh.  This, together with electrification of the Edinburgh-Glasgow line might enable the present time between the two cities to be reduced from 50 minutes to 25 minutes.

Electrification of the Edinburgh-Glasgow route was last recommended in 1983 by the former Strathclyde Council, Lothian Council and Scotrail, but the plan was never pursued due to the costs involved.  Costs are now expected to be over 100m.

Edinburgh Evening News  April 13, 2006:  p.2..

Labour and LDP Views

The Evening News reported, on November 6, 2006, that The Labour and Liberal Democratic Parties have "thrashing out plans for major rail improvements between Edinburgh and Glasgow". 

Both parties are expected to make proposals in their Manifestos for the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2007.

The proposals are expected to include:

-   Direct trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport.

-  Electrification of the existing main route through Linlithgow and Falkirk, this service to be re-routed via a new station due to open at Edinburgh Airport in 2011.

-   Express services between Edinburgh and Glasgow, using either the South Livingston, Shotts, Cambuslang route or the new Bathgate, Airdrie route -  but no proposal for a Bullet Train between Edinburgh and Glasgow is expected.

Edinburgh Evening News  November 7, 2006:  p.2.

 

News
3.

'Maglev' Trains Proposed

 

Maximum Speed - 311mph

The company, UK Ultraspeed, has made a presentation to Edinburgh business and political figures, suggesting that within five years the infrastructure could be built to allow 'Maglev' trains to run between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

These trains are propelled by a magnetic field and float above a concrete guideway.  They are already in use in Shanghai, and can reach 500kph (311mph). 

UK Ultraspeed suggest that the project would cost 1.8bn and that the trains would take about 12 minutes to travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport, then about a further 4 minutes to reach Haymarket in Edinburgh.

Political Support

Speaking after the presentation, the Edinburgh city leader, Councillor Ewan Aitken, said he backed the proposal and that the Edinburgh Labour Party would make a campaign for the Maglev project a top priority if re-elected in the May elections.

Business Views

Speaking on behalf of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Graham Bell said he supported the need for a high speed rail link between the two cities and urged for the costs of different options to be investigated urgently.  He added that the 'Maglev' system was incompatible with the existing rail system but 'TGV' proposals, also being proposed, were compatible with it.

Edinburgh Evening News  April 20, 2007, p.6

 

News
4.

1bn Investment

Network Rail has announced a proposed spend of 1bn to improve the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line.

Electricfication

Electrification of the Edinburgh-Glasgow line could be completed by 2016.  This would reduce the journey times between the two cities from about 50 minutes to about 35 minutes for the fastest trains, with trains running every 10 minutes rather than the current 15 minute service.  Stops would include:

-  the recently  completed Edinburgh Park station (currently on the line, but the Edinburgh-Glasgow trains don't yet stop there)

-   a new station at Gogar, due to open in 2011.  This  would provide a direct link with  Edinburgh trams,  running to Edinburgh Airport..

Edinburgh Evening News  August 18, 2009

 

News
5.

Edinburgh - Shotts - Glasgow

Faster Service

ScotRail have announced a new service from Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts to Glasgow Central.  The journey time will be 65 minutes, about 40 minutes less than the existing service for trains on this route.  The number of stations that trains will stop at along the line will be reduced from twenty to six.

Edinburgh Evening News  September 22, 2009,  p.10

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks