How has the SNP improved Scotland’s transport network?
The SNP is committed to the largest transport investment programme that Scotland has ever seen despite relentless Westminster budget cuts. Since 2007 we have invested over £14 billion in transport. We have completed 23 major improvements to our motorways and trunk roads including the M80 Stepps to Haggs and M74 Completion project. Work has started on the £3 billion A9 Dualling programme and we have delivered the Borders Railway on time and on budget.
The £1.4 billion Queensferry Crossing - the largest single infrastructure project of the last parliament - opened in August, and was delivered £245 million below budget. The new crossing is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Since the SNP came to office, 14 new train stations have opened across the country.
Over the next five years, almost £20 billion will be invested in a major infrastructure programme, which will include £5 billion in rail improvements such as upgrades to the Aberdeen/Inverness line and the Highland Mainline and modernisation of the Glasgow Subway.
We will also invest £1.4 billion in improvements to the road network - including work on dualling the A9 and A96, bypassing Maybole on the A77 and improving other sections south of Girvan, further improvements to the A75, and exploring how to better connect Dumfries and the M74.