HC Deb 25 July 2000 vol 354 c535W
19. Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent measures the Government have taken to improve rail services in Scotland. [130586]

Dr. Reid

The Government plan to improve rail services through their 10-year transport plan. This is based on a long-term investment by Government and business to modernise the country's transport system and includes £60 billion to improve the national rail network with new track, signalling, stations and rolling stock. This is the biggest investment in railways for generations which will undoubtedly benefit Scotland by delivering better quality for the travelling public as well as lower regulated fares.