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High Speed UK - Links to Scotland



HSUK’s south-north trunk route will extend northwards into Scotland on an east-sided route via Newcastle.  


It will approach Edinburgh (Waverley) from the south-east, and continue westwards to Glasgow (Central).  


From Edinburgh, an upgraded and restored route will extend north via Edinburgh Airport and the Forth Bridge to Perth, and thence to Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee.  


With this core network in place, HSUK will offer the following key benefits for Scotland:


A transformed Scottish intercity network focused upon Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

Hourly direct high speed intercity services from Edinburgh and Glasgow to most principal UK cities.

HSUK services extending to the Grampian & Highland regions.

For further information please refer to:


M16 HSUK Tweeddale map

M17 HSUK Edinburgh map

M18 HSUK Strathclyde map

M19 HSUK Fife & Perth map

M20 HSUK Strathmore map

M21 HSUK Aberdeen map

N01 HSUK National Network Diagrams

R01 HSUK Scottish Rail Strategy

S01 HSUK CrossCountry services

S02 HSUK TransPennine services

S03 HSUK Northern & Scottish services

S04 HSUK North-West Corridor services

S05 HSUK Midlands & M1 Corridor services

S07 HSUK Heathrow services




“HS2 modelling is shocking, biased and bonkers.”

Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee


“No economic case for HS2... it will destroy jobs and force businesses to close.”

Institute of Economic Affairs

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