ANGER erupted last night as plans to run an extra two trains an hour on Scotland's busiest commuter route were axed after the Scottish Government cut £350 million from its rail investment programme.
Business leaders and Labour politicians were incensed as the flagship Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) saw its budget cut from £1 billion to £650m.
It means the current timetable of four trains an hour will be maintained, instead of the proposed six services an hour between the country's two biggest cities. Journey times for the fastest services will be reduced by eight minutes, rather than the 13 minutes planned for.
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