Zonegreen has installed its DPPS, the first in a planned series of depot enhancements for ScotRail, to protect staff from unauthorised vehicle movements.
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Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
ScotRail has launched plans to invest £918,000 on a hospitality recruitment drive as the operator reintroduces its on-board food and drink service.
For Global Railway Review, David J. Murray-Smith, Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor at the James Watt School of Engineering for the University of Glasgow, details the flaws in current simulation models for hybrid trains and explores how they can be corrected.
The transition will take place on 1 April 2022, with elected members and rail unions invited to take part in a national conversation regarding the future of rail services.
Work is now underway to create the new Inverness Airport station with the start of construction of the platforms at Dalcross.
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has visited Glasgow Queen Street station to mark the completion of the £120 million government-funded transformation and milestone for Scotland’s railway.
As customers return to using Scotland’s Railway, ScotRail amidst a public consultation, is unveiling plans for the release of new timetables from May 2022, showing that it is ‘Fit for The Future’.
Siemens Mobility and ScotRail have extended their Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement by five years to December 2026.
Working with Porterbrook, Network Rail has announced plans to showcase some of the best of British low-carbon train technology at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
It has been announced that ScotRail services will be provided within Scottish Government ownership from the expiry of the current ScotRail franchise, currently expected in March 2022.
Neil Archibald, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at ScotRail, writes that apprenticeships in Scotland have been hit hard by COVID-19. However, ScotRail is seizing this opportunity to actively develop its Early Careers strategy for the next generation.
When winter weather threatens disruption to rail services, networks need to pull together to keep everyone moving safely. For Global Railway Review, David Simpson, ScotRail’s Operations Director, shares some of the planning, preparation and response work by the dedicated partnership, Scotland’s Railway, to achieve just that.
By 2025, ScotRail plans to increase its number of apprenticeships tenfold, while also supporting the Scottish government's Young Persons Guarantee.