High Speed Rail Plan Backed

Plans to build a high speed rail line between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been backed by Government ministers.

The Scottish Goverment say they hope to have it up and running by 2014. 

It would cut journey times to less than 30 minutes.

The plan is at its earliest stage, with no costs attached or route map drawn. It is also not known whether the link would be to existing or new stations, a spokeswoman said. 

Launching the proposal in Glasgow today, Ms Sturgeon said: ``We now know that, within just 12 years, we could build a line which will see journey times between our two major cities cut to less than half an hour."