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.

We have completed 23 major improvements to our motorways and trunk roads including the M80 Stepps to Haggs , M74 Completion project and the £745 million Aberdeen Bypass .

We’ve connected Glasgow to Edinburgh with continuous motorway for the first time, and the first section – between Kincraig and Dalraddy – of our £3 billion project to dual the A9 from Perth to Inverness has been completed. 

In the South of Scotland we’re taking forward the construction of the Maybole bypass on the A77, making further improvements to the A75 and exploring how to better connect Dumfries and the M74. 

We delivered the £1.35 billion marvel on the Forth – the Queensferry Crossing. The new crossing is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and was delivered £245 million below budget.

Since the SNP came to office, £8 billion has been invested in our rail infrastructure. We delivered the Borders Railway, the longest new domestic railway to be built in Britain in over 100 years, with 4 million passengers using the service to date.

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.