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ScotRail - Articles and news items

Passenger numbers reach record high for Virgin Trains in Scotland

Rail industry news / 3 May 2017 /

Virgin Trains has broken new records for passengers crossing the border on its west coast route, just a year after it was closed due to flooding.

ScotRail introduces the ‘Gateway to Scotland’ ticket range

Rail industry news / 2 May 2017 /

Set to simplify customer experience and save money, ScotRail has introduced the new ‘Gateway to Scotland’ ticket range.

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.

ScotRail carries out overnight tests on new Class 385 fleet

Rail industry news / 3 February 2017 /

ScotRail has begun overnight tests on its new Hitachi-built Class 385 fleet known as T2.

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

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.

Alex Hynes named new managing director of ScotRail Alliance

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.

Phil Verster steps down as managing director of ScotRail Alliance

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.

ScotRail annual performance figures continue to improve

Rail industry news / 12 January 2017 /

ScotRail punctuality performance rose to 90 percent over the past 12 months, the third increase in a row.

ScotRail begins second phase WiFi rollout on Class 334 fleet

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.

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.