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Transport Scotland - Articles and news items

Borders railway extension possibility to be studied

Rail industry news / 11 April 2017 /

There is to be a study into the possibility of extending the Borders railway to improve transport provision in the south of Scotland.

ScotRail’s top ten busiest trains

Rail industry news / 31 March 2017 /

Transport Scotland has released a list of the busiest trains which shows the total number of passengers who use particular services.

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.

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…

Hitachi Rail Europe to provide new trains for Abellio franchise in Scotland

Rail industry news / 10 October 2014 /

Hitachi Rail Europe is delighted that Transport Scotland has announced its intention to award Abellio the new ScotRail franchise…

FirstGroup statement regarding the ScotRail franchise

Rail industry news / 8 October 2014 /

FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, has been informed by Transport Scotland that it has not been awarded the new ScotRail franchise…

First rails laid on Airdrie-Bathgate project

Rail industry news / 8 March 2010 /

Scotland’s biggest new railway project in half a century has begun with the first length of rail completed on the new 15-mile Airdrie and Bathgate link.