The SNP have been working to improve Scotland’s transport infrastructure in the last 4 years. In order for Scotland to be successful we must fully utilise the current road and rail network, which is why we’ve been upgrading key routes – such as completing the M74 and opening the Airdrie-Bathgate rail line.
We must deliver the right infrastructure for economic success, ensuring all parts of Scotland are open for business. Creating this effective and competitive road, rail, sea and air infrastructure led to the creation of the Road Equivalent Tariff pilot in the Western Isles.
We’d like to see a faster, streamlined transport system in Scotland and we’re working on improving key road networks, including the dualling of the A90, and a new Forth crossing.
Investing in Scotland's Infrastructure
- Faster connections between our cities - Our investment in the rail network will deliver shorter journey times between Scotland's cities including faster times from Inverness and Aberdeen to the central belt and journeys of just over 30 minutes from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
- Completing the Forth Replacement Crossing - Work will soon start on the crucial Forth Replacement Crossing. This is an essential project for Scotland's economy and will also create thousands of new jobs.
- Addressing the climate challenge - We are increasing the budgets for low carbon transport and will support the creation of the infrastructure for electric vehicles and continue to expand the number of 'park and rides'.
- Improvements for commuters - Our actions are designed to make the commute easier for thousands of Scots with faster and more frequent rail services into our major cities and improvements to our road network to remove bottlenecks.