The Highland Chieftain, which provides a daily direct rail service between Inverness and London, could be axed as part of a review of Britain's ageing high-speed train fleet. Its loss would force passengers to wait for connections in Edinburgh.
The Inverness Courier believes that a direct rail link between the UK and Highland capitals is not just a matter of convenience. Reliable and fast transport links can make the difference between the success and failure of the Highland economy.
A decision is due to be made on the Highland Chieftain's future next month by transport secretary Philip Hammond. If you support our Save the Chieftain campaign, please sign below and we will ensure your views are heard in Westminster.
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City Taxis Inverness, United Kingdom5 years ago Comments: Our customers depend alot on this service and would be a major grievance if this was to come to an end. Also this would put a huge dent in the economy to the surrounding area's.
gareth ian nicholas, United Kingdom5 years ago Comments: an economic disaster if this direct route closes. you should be competing with the airlines.
David Molyneux, United Kingdom5 years ago Comments: The simple solution as mentioned is to just change the loco from diesel to electric at Edinburgh
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