The Scottish Government says the move will make railway policing more accountable but critics include trade unions and BTP officers.
'Human Remains' Found In Country Park
Police have sealed off part of a park after the discovery of possible human remains.
A member of the public made the find near waterworks in Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, on Tuesday.
Police have cordoned off the area while investigations take place.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm the discovery of potential human remains in the grounds of Mugdock Country Park.
"Officers are at the scene and examinations are being carried out to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the discovery.''
A building at Edinburgh Napier is having cladding removed, but students aren't being evacuated from the halls of residence.
A high-end jewellery store has been robbed in a raid at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel.
A review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died has called for improvements in training and better family engagement.
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