Darling urged to back rail link
Chancellor Alistair Darling has been urged to intervene in the row over the axed Glasgow Airport Rail Link, the Evening Times reports. A public transport campaign group has also called for the link to be combined with other rail works, so that it could still go ahead.
Labour's Scottish leader Iain Gray said the decision to scrap the airport rail link was ‘impossible to defend’ and called on the Treasury to allocate cash to the Scottish Government from next year's budget to fund projects which will create jobs, such as the rail link.
The Scottish Association for Public Transport (SAPT) has also suggested that the rail link should be saved by combining it with a £1 billion upgrade of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line. This would both rescue the airport link and provide a direct rail connection for air passengers from east of Glasgow, the campaigners said.
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