Brown set to announce rail proposal
Jul 4 2012
Details of plans to electrify part of the railway and create hundreds of jobs are being announced by the Scottish Government.
Transport minister Keith Brown is expected to unveil the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) during a visit to Glasgow Queen Street station.
The scheme aims to deliver more reliable trains with more room between the cities, via Falkirk High.
Queen Street station will become a "world-class integrated transport hub", the minister is expected to say.
Progress to plans for the electrification of Cumbernauld line services is also likely to be confirmed as being on target, in what is described as a boost for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
EGIP aims to connect services with Edinburgh airport via a gateway station under development at Haymarket in the city.