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Government says planned Liverpool-Manchester route could be followed

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VIDEO: Tram developments part of Edinburgh’s transport solutions

City seeks to build on Newhaven extension success

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VIDEO: Levenmouth reopening the result of persistent campaigning

The story of the campaign outlined

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VIDEO: Highlands developments outlined

New stations and services in the pipeline

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VIDEO: LNER targets Anglo-Scottish growth

East Coast operator aiming for further modal shift from airlines

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VIDEO: Luminate to further improve Scottish performance

Traffic Management coming to Edinburgh

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VIDEO: Call to support Scottish freight

Loss of Government grants a blow

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VIDEO: Scotland’s Railway tackling key challenges

Hynes outlines the five main priorities

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VIDEO: Scotland’s strategic approach to its railway

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