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Local MSP Heralds Possibility of Inter-Continental Rail Travel From Inverness

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Ariane Burgess, Scottish Green MSP for the Highlands & Islands, has welcomed the return of the Caledonian Sleeper service to public hands.

Commenting on the future of this vital service for the Highlands, Ariane said:

“The nationalisation of the Caledonian Sleeper is an essential step forward in creating an accessible, affordable and reliable public transport system that operates for people, not profit.

“We now need to ensure that it is a low-cost option, competitive with aviation, and can get people from Inverness to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and beyond.

“A rail renaissance is happening across Europe, allowing people to travel the continent quickly and easily in an environmentally friendly way.

“With transport remaining Scotland’s largest source of emissions, we need to ensure Scotland is not left behind. 

“The nationalisation of this service shows what can be accomplished when you have a forward-looking government with Green voices.

“After a long and painful experiment with rail privatisation, with Scottish Greens in Government we’re now building a public service, run in the public interest, that will work for passengers, staff and the planet.”

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