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.
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By 2025, ScotRail plans to increase its number of apprenticeships tenfold, while also supporting the Scottish government's Young Persons Guarantee.
By working on the development of Scotland's first hydrogen train, Arcola Energy and the consortium will support the country's target to achieve net zero emissions by 2035.
The concept designs feature plans to completely transform Waverley train station, making it a more accessible site for passengers.
Transport Scotland's 'Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan' outlines ambitious targets for the sustainable future of the country's railway.
£1.49 million in a Freight Facilities Grant has been allocated to Tarmac for the expansion of rail operations to accommodate additional freight.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity for the Scottish Parliament, explains that although Scotland’s commitment to decarbonise its passenger rail services is demanding, it is indisputably something that must be tackled to benefit future generations.