The Scottish Government says the move will make railway policing more accountable but critics include trade unions and BTP officers.
Woman Raped in Glasgow Park
A woman has been raped in a late-night attack in a city park.
The 37-year-old was subjected to the serious sexual assault in Glasgow's Queen's Park on March 30th.
Police have cordoned off entrances to the site in the city's south side as an investigation is under way.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are at an early stage to establish more details on this incident.
"At this time, we would ask anyone who was in the park late on Wednesday March 30 from 11pm and witnessed the assault or anyone acting suspiciously to contact London Road police office through the non-emergency number 101.''
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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