Thursday 23 Nov 2006
NETWORK RAIL POSITIVE AS PARLIAMENT DEBATES AIRDRIE-BATHGATE BILL
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Notes to editorsRon McAulay, Director of Network Rail, Scotland, will be available for interview following the debate; all requests should be directed to Donna Reid, Media Relations Manager, 0141 555 4109 On 14 November the Bill Committee published its Preliminary Stage Report after taking considerable written and oral evidence; this endorsed the general principles of the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill and recommended that it should proceed as a Private Bill For further information on the Airdrie-Bathgate railway proposals see: www.airdriebathgateraillink.co.uk
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