ScotRail - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 3 February 2017 /
ScotRail has begun overnight tests on its new Hitachi-built Class 385 fleet known as T2.
Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /
With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For European Railway Review, Phil Verster (Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance) and Karen Boswell OBE (Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe) provide further details of a joint vision to transform rail in Scotland which includes a contract to deliver a fleet of new Class 385s.
Rail industry news / 23 January 2017 /
Alex Hynes, current managing director of Arriva Rail North, will become managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, confirms Network Rail.
Rail industry news / 20 January 2017 /
Network Rail has confirmed Phil Verster has stepped down as managing director of ScotRail Alliance to become managing director of the East West rail project.
Rail industry news / 12 January 2017 /
ScotRail punctuality performance rose to 90 percent over the past 12 months, the third increase in a row.
Rail industry news / 28 October 2016 /
ScotRail’s rollout of WiFi across 90 percent of its services by late 2018 entered has entered its second phase of development.
Rail industry news / 23 September 2016 /
The introduction of faster and longer trains in Scotland has moved a step closer as testing begins on ScotRail’s Class 385 electric trains.
Rail industry news / 18 August 2016 /
ScotRail has revealed the first two refurbished Class 320 trains of seven additional vehicles, which will operate on cross-Glasgow services via Glasgow Central Low Level.
Rail industry news / 15 March 2016 /
Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands, has announced plans for a ‘revolution in rail’ in Scotland, providing more than 200 new ScotRail services and a range of benefits for rail passengers.
Rail industry news / 1 March 2016 /
Smart ticketing will soon be available across ScotRail routes bringing about the largest expansion of smartcard technology on Scotland’s railways.
Rail industry news / 11 February 2016 /
A life-size model displaying the interior of new electric trains for ScotRail has been unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley station…
Rail industry news / 21 December 2015 /
ScotRail Alliance have launched the largest-ever train improvement programme that will provide new trains, extra seats, improved accessibility and enhanced facilities over a seven year period.