Frequently Asked Questions - Will plans for high speed rail between Glasgow and Edinburgh be affected by independence?
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No. The Scottish Government is currently developing plans for high speed rail infrastructure in Scotland. This will improve the journey times for future Scotland to England services and also provide a fast, dedicated capacity in high speed rail service between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It will also free up the central belt so more services to other areas of Scotland can be created.
The current planning is independent of what is being developed in England, but will clearly be designed to be compatible. Independence will have no impact on these plans.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.