All Caledonian Sleeper articles

  • Caledonian Sleeper
    Rail Business UK

    Serco’s Caledonian Sleeper contract to end in June 2023

    2022-10-05T15:28:00Z

    UK: Serco’s contract to operate Caledonian Sleeper night train services between London and Scotland is to end in June 2023, after its proposal for a financial rebase of the agreement was rejected by the Scottish government as ’not representing value for money to the public’. In ...

  • Stirling station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Stirling station modernisation works to begin

    2022-07-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: Luddon Construction is to begin work on a £5m modernisation of Stirling station on July 18. ScotRail will manage the project, which is scheduled to be completed by spring 2023. Funding is being provided by the Scottish government through Sustrans and by Stirling Council, Network ...

  • ScotRail train
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail transfers to public ownership

    2022-04-01T13:01:00Z

    UK: ScotRail transferred to public ownership on April 1, with the 04.56 Inverness – Edinburgh train being the first service operated by ScotRail Trains Ltd, an arm’s length company owned and controlled by the Scottish government. The Scottish government had decided it would not to award ...

  • Caledonian Sleeper train
    Rail Business UK

    Temporary Measures Agreements for Scottish passenger services

    2022-03-23T10:08:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has put in place Temporary Measures Agreements to ensure the continuation of ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services following the expiry of Emergency Measures Agreements. The ScotRail TMA is a short-term deal covering the operation of services by Abellio until ScotRail Trains Ltd ...

  • Glasgow Queen Street ScotRail Class 385 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper support extended

    2022-01-04T11:30:00Z

    UK: The Emergency Measures Agreements which temporarily vary the terms of the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises have been further extended from December 2021 until February 2022. Under the EMAs, the Scottish government will continue to provide Abellio ScotRail and Serco Caledonian Sleepers with additional funding ...

  • The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December.
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper Emergency Measures Agreements extended

    2021-09-22T16:14:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December. The EMAs put in place in March this year ran from April 1 to September 19. Under the extended agreements the two operators will continue to receive ...

  • Caledonian Sleeper has confirmed that it will be restoring its full timetable from April 29, after a lengthy period of running a single daily train between London and Inverness via Edinburgh.
    Rail Business UK

    Caledonian Sleeper services return to full timetable

    2021-04-28T13:59:00Z

    UK: Caledonian Sleeper has confirmed that it will be restoring its full timetable from April 29, after a lengthy period of running a single daily train between London and Inverness via Edinburgh. Both the Lowlander and Highlander services will re-start, albeit with slightly shorter formations for ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Next Caledonian Sleeper Managing Director appointed

    2020-10-20T09:56:00Z

    UK: Serco has named Kathryn Darbandi as the next Managing Director of Scotland to London overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper. Darbandi is currently Executive Consultant, Transformation & Strategy, at Travel Leaders Group. Her previous roles have included Director of Retail & Customer Experience at Thomas Cook, and ...

  • The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises,
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail Emergency Measures Agreement extended

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises, following on from the six-month Emergency Measures Agreement introduced in April 2020, which was due to expire on September 20. Announcing on September 18 an extension to January 10 2021, the Scottish ...

  • London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper put the first of its new fleet of CAF coaches into service on April 28.
    Rail Business UK

    Caledonian Sleeper launches new CAF coaches

    2019-04-29T11:47:09Z

    UK: London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper put the first of its new fleet of CAF coaches into service on April 28. The Mk V vehicles built in northern Spain are initially being used on the Lowlander route from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Highlander route between ...

  • Caledonian Double interior.
    Rail Business UK

    First look inside new Caledonian Sleeper trains

    2019-04-03T13:29:20Z

    UK: London to Scotland overnight train operator Caledonian Sleeper has unveiled the interiors of its new coaches, which are being built by CAF in northern Spain. Entry into service had originally been scheduled for April 2018 but is now expected by the end of May. The Lowlander route between London ...

  • A public sector body would be able to bid for future Scottish passenger franchises should it wish to do so, Scottish government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson has confirmed.
    Rail Business UK

    Public sector can bid for Scottish franchises

    2018-08-23T15:26:39Z

    UK: A public sector body would be able to bid for future Scottish passenger franchises should it wish to do so, Scottish government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson confirmed on August 23. Publicly-owned ferry and port operator David MacBrayne Ltd has confirmed its interest in exploring ...

  • Caledonian Sleeper club car impression.
    News

    CAF coaches to enter service with Caledonian Sleeper in October

    2018-01-16T16:18:44Z

    UK: The coaches which CAF is building in Spain for use on Caledonian Sleeper trains between Scotland and London are expected to begin entering passenger service during October, the operator said after the first five vehicles arrived in the UK on January 15. The new stock will initially be used ...

  • CAF coaches for Caledonian Sleeper services.
    News

    Caledonian Sleeper coaches ready for testing

    2017-08-24T10:52:40Z

    UK: The first five of the 75 coaches that CAF is building for Caledonian Sleeper services between Scotland and London have arrived at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic, where they will undergo several weeks of dynamic testing. The two seating cars, two sleeping cars and a club ...

  • Mock-up of the interior of the coaches which CAF is building for Caledonian Sleeper services.
    News

    New Caledonian Sleeper fleet interiors revealed

    2016-06-30T13:19:00Z

    UK: A mock-up of the interior design for the coaches which CAF is building for Caledonian Sleeper overnight services between London and Scotland has been built in a warehouse near Edinburgh to gather feedback from stakeholders. Interior designer Ian Smith is responsible for the look and feel of the ...

  • CAF is to supply new coaches for the Caledonian Sleeper service.
    News

    CAF signs Caledonian Sleeper coach contract

    2015-02-10T09:19:00Z

    UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF announced on February 10 that it had signed the €200m contract to supply Serco Caledonian Sleepers Ltd with 75 new coaches for use on Anglo-Scottish sleeper services from April 2018, plus associated spares and technical support. The coaches are being financed by the ...

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    News

    Serco wins 15-year Caledonian Sleeper franchise

    2014-05-28T09:36:00Z

    UK: Serco has won a 15-year franchise to operate the Caledonian Sleeper service between London and various Scottish destinations from April 2015, replacing incumbent FirstGroup.At present, two trains operate in each directions on six nights per week; a ‘lowland’ service connecting London Euston with Edinburgh and Glasgow Central, and a ...

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    £7m revamp gives Caledonian Sleepers a quality upgrade

    1999-08-01T10:00:00Z

    UK: Train operating company ScotRail was expected to unveil a new livery for its Caledonian Sleeper services at the end of last month, as part of a £7m upgrading of the service announced by Managing Director Alastair MacPherson on April 1. The company currently runs two 16-car trains to ...