...Following the Rail 2014 statement from the Minister for Housing and Transport on 21 June 2012, Scottish Ministers have published their High Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA). These documents outline what they require the rail industry to achieve in Scotland between 2014-2019 and the public finances which are available to support that.
From the specification:
3.18 Aberdeen to Inverness Rail Line Improvements Phase 1, delivering the network capability to enable the operation of enhanced commuting services into both cities, working with station promoters to enable them to deliver Kintore and Dalcross stations, and enhancing the end to end service to support the longer term objective for an hourly interval service between the two cities with an average day journey time, calling at all stations, of around 2 hours.
I am not sure what 3.18 actually says; does it mean that a station will be built or simply that the delivery will be 'planned'?
It is also unclear to me as to which 'Tier' the development falls into.
Comments as always are welcome.