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ScotRail rules out Highland Explorer-style cycle revamps for Kyle and Far North trains?

ScotRail rules out Highland Explorer-style cycle revamps for Kyle and Far North trains?

ScotRail rules out Highland Explorer-style cycle revamps for Kyle and Far North trains?

21 April 2024

Hopes cycling and luggage capacity could be dramatically increased on railway services in the north Highlands seem to have been dashed by rail chiefs.


‘Concern’ over continued closure of railway station at Altnabreac

‘Concern’ over continued closure of railway station at Altnabreac

‘Concern’ over continued closure of railway station at Altnabreac

18 April 2024

A lack of progress in reopening a Highland railway station that was temporarily shut in a row over access, is “concerning”, say local politicians.


Transport Scotland starts moves to dual another section of the A9 Inverness to Perth route

Transport Scotland starts moves to dual another section of the A9 Inverness to Perth route

Transport Scotland starts moves to dual another section of the A9 Inverness to Perth route

16 April 2024

Once work starts on the A9 Tomatin to Moy stretch there will be no let up until dualling is complete from Perth to Inverness say Transport Scotland.


A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

A9 works planned for Daviot junction will bring 9 days of night-time delays

13 April 2024

Essential improvement works on the A9 near Inverness are set to begin on Tuesday for nine nights.


CalMac ferry maintenance costs almost double to £36.5m in just six years

CalMac ferry maintenance costs almost double to £36.5m in just six years

CalMac ferry maintenance costs almost double to £36.5m in just six years

12 April 2024

The news comes as the company posted an operational loss of £4.9m in its latest annual report.


Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

Level crossing refit work to close A836 outside Lairg Railway Station

10 April 2024

The A836 will be closed at Lairg Railway Station later this month while a refit is carried out on the level crossing, Highland Council has warned.


Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

Rail chaos as flooding, train driver shortages and signalling failures hit Highland services

10 April 2024

Train services to and from Inverness have been hit by a combination of flooding, a shortage of train drivers and signalling failures


ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

ScotRail ‘crew shortage’ cancellations on Highland lines spark concerns from business leaders

09 April 2024

A spate of cancellations due to lack of crew during the Easter break is ‘a blow to Highland businesses’ at the start of the tourist season.


‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

‘Teens on railway line’ spark worry and a danger warning from ScotRail

07 April 2024

British Transport Police responded to an incident in Easter Ross on Saturday and ScotRail has warned of the dangers of trespassing on the railway.


UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

UPDATE: Storm Kathleen gales warning for Highlands extended by Met Office

07 April 2024

A Met Office yellow warning for gale-force winds in parts of the Highlands has been extended until midnight. It was originally meant to expire at 3pm.


Free rail travel for blind people plans welcomed

Free rail travel for blind people plans welcomed

Free rail travel for blind people plans welcomed

07 April 2024

THE Scottish Government’s decision to provide free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions has been hailed.


Committed public transport user joins HiTrans board

Committed public transport user joins HiTrans board

Committed public transport user joins HiTrans board

07 April 2024

A former champion of Gaelic culture and language is taking up a new role to help improve public transport in the Highlands.


Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

Storm Kathleen ferry disruption could run into start of new week, warns CalMac

06 April 2024

Ferry crossings in the Minch will be out of action until at least Monday after Storm Kathleen began battering the west coast.


Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

Highlands braced for Storm Kathleen gales after Met Office yellow weather warning issued

06 April 2024

The warning comes into force on Sunday amid forecasts of gales up to 60mph in many western areas of the region.


Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

Storm Kathleen sparks Highland coastal flood alerts and CalMac ferry cancellations

06 April 2024

Most Ullapool-Stornoway ferry sailings were cancelled on Saturday and Sepa flood alerts have been issued as Storm Kathleen approaches.


Far North Line train services between Caithness and Inverness cancelled by ScotRail

Far North Line train services between Caithness and Inverness cancelled by ScotRail

Far North Line train services between Caithness and Inverness cancelled by ScotRail

04 April 2024

Two ScotRail services between Inverness and Caithness will be cancelled today.


CalMac CEO to step down as board cites ‘real challenges’

CalMac CEO to step down as board cites ‘real challenges’

CalMac CEO to step down as board cites ‘real challenges’

03 April 2024

CalMac CEO, Robbie Drummond is to step down from his role, with the ferry company citing the “real challenges” faced by island communities.


Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

03 April 2024

Services between Inverness and Wick are being cancelled today due to a shortage of train crew.


Invergordon arrival of AIDAdiva ship marks beginning of cruise liner season

Invergordon arrival of AIDAdiva ship marks beginning of cruise liner season

Invergordon arrival of AIDAdiva ship marks beginning of cruise liner season

03 April 2024

AIDA Cruises’ arrival of the AIDAdiva in port of Invergordon today (April 3) marks the beginning of the highly-anticipated cruise liner season.


Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

Clearway order instituted on road between Melvich and Reay due to parked vehicle ‘hazard’

02 April 2024

The one-week measure will be in force from tomorrow.


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