Hitachi Rail’s fleet of AT200 electric commuter trains for Abellio ScotRail have been equipped with fire protection panels from Promat UK to help deliver a safe and comfortable on-board environment.
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ScotRail has teamed up with InterpreterNow to introduce a new British Sign Language (BSL) app to Scotland’s Railway, a first for the UK rail industry.
The wide-scale deployment of new and refurbished-like-new carriages will mean the retirement of some of the oldest trains on the network.
Passengers may soon be able to find out which carriages have available seats, and if the toilets are operational and vacant, before they board the train.
More frequent services, offering more seats, will soon be operating across Scotland as a result of the government-funded rail improvements.
By digitising the ticketing process, ScotRail is working towards securing easy, convenient and enjoyable journeys for passengers.
An undercover investigation run by Which? found train company staff are failing to correctly advise passengers that have been delayed and are owed compensation…
31 January 2017 | By Phil Verster, Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance & Karen Boswell OBE, Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe
With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For Global 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…
National rail provider, ScotRail, operates one of two wheel lathes in Scotland at its Shields Depot in Glasgow. The underfloor lathe allows the train operator to re-profile wheelsets while they are still attached to the train. Willie Miller, ScotRail’s Wheel Lathe and Level 5 Manager, highlights the importance of the…
18 August 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
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.
15 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
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.
1 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Smart ticketing will soon be available across ScotRail routes bringing about the largest expansion of smartcard technology on Scotland’s railways.