Through trains between London and the Highlands have been spared after ferocious opposition to the idea of their being axed in Scotland. (A nod to the West Lothian question might be inferred here).
Proposed changes would have meant passengers going to the highlands from England changing at Edinburgh. Places like Aberdeen and Inverness would have had all their daytime through trains cut. But the proposal has been scrapped by transport minister Theresa Villiers.
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