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ScotRail - Articles and news items

Testing of ScotRail’s new Class 385 underway

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.

ScotRail unveils first refurbished Class 320 trains for cross-Glasgow services

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 revolution’ Transport Minister outlines ScotRail improvement programme

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.

Smart ticketing available on ScotRail routes by end of summer

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.

ScotRail unveils new class 385 EMU interior

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…

ScotRail Alliance announces £475 million train improvement programme

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.

Power sockets on ScotRail trains as part of improvement project

Rail industry news / 10 November 2015 /

Power sockets on ScotRail trains have been fitted, as part of a major two-year £36 million improvement project. The three-carriage train is the first to return to service on electrified Central Belt routes after power sockets on ScotRail’s 40 Class 334 fleet were added at Polmadie depot in Glasgow. Refurbishment project to improve passenger environment […]

Borders Railway records 125,000 journeys in first month of operation

Rail industry news / 9 October 2015 /

Borders Railway has made an exceptional start since its official opening with over 125,000 journeys made in its first month of operation.

Borders Railway passenger service resumes after almost half a century

Rail industry news / 7 September 2015 /

Borders Railway, the first domestic line to be built in the UK in over 100 years, has welcomed passengers aboard regular services operating between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Refurbished fleet unveiled for ScotRail services

Rail industry news / 1 September 2015 /

ScotRail has revealed the first of 40 refurbished Class 158 trains as part of a £14 million modernisation project.

New £1.5million fund to regenerate railway station buildings

Rail industry news / 28 August 2015 /

ScotRail and Transport Scotland have launched a new £1.5m community fund to breathe new life into old and disused railway station premises…

ScotRail Borders Railway project launches driver and conductor training

Rail industry news / 12 June 2015 /

The ScotRail Borders Railway project has reached a significant landmark with driver and conductor training commencing on the 49km stretch between Tweedbank and Newcraighall.

 

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