All ScotRail articles – Page 2

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

  • Carmont derailment (Photo: RAIB)
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    RAIB outlines Stonehaven derailment investigation as Network Rail announces immediate action

    2020-08-14T14:32:00Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch issued a statement on August 14 setting out initial information about the derailment of a ScotRail passenger train near Carmont in Aberdeenshire two days earlier, which led to the death of the driver, conductor and a passenger. The HST ...

  • The Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan sets out an indicative phased programme of electrification running to 2035
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    Plan to decarbonise Scottish passenger trains by 2035

    2020-07-29T13:56:00Z

    UK: Full decarbonisation of passenger rail services in Scotland by 2035 including the electrification of an average of 130 track-km/year is envisaged in an action plan published by Transport Scotland on July 28. Developed in collaboration with Network Rail Scotland and ScotRail, the Rail Services Decarbonisation ...

  • Aberdeen concourse upgrade 2
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    Contractor appointed for Aberdeen station modernisation

    2020-06-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: Morrison Construction has been appointed to undertake a £8m modernisation of Aberdeen station. The year-long project will include relocating the ticket office and first class lounge to provide an improved environment and create additional ‘high value’ retail areas, enhancement of ...

  • Love for Scrubs
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    ScotRail delivers material for hospital scrubs

    2020-05-01T04:00:00Z

    UK: ScotRail has transported 30 bales of fabric from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness so volunteer group NHS Scotland for the Love of Scrubs can make them into hospital scrubs for NHS staff. The material was loaded on to an off-peak service on April 24. ...

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    Non-PRM compliant trains get last-minute derogation

    2019-12-24T12:18:00Z

    UK: A few days ahead of the January 1 2020 deadline for ensuring compliance with tighter accessibility standards, the Department for Transport has granted limited dispensations for operators to keep in service for up to one year trains which do not meet the TSI-PRM requirements.

  • The Scottish government will not take up an option for Abellio’s ScotRail franchise to run for the full term,
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    ScotRail franchise to end in 2022

    2019-12-19T09:39:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government will not take up an option for Abellio’s ScotRail franchise to run for the full term, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure Connectivity Michael Matheson confirmed on December 18. The contract started on April 1 2015 with a minimum term of ...

  • Robroyston station (1)
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    Robroyston station inaugurated

    2019-12-17T10:33:00Z

    UK: The £14m Robroyston station on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line opened with the December 15 timetable change. ScotRail said the station would provide residents of Robroyston and Millerston with better access to Scotland’s two largest cities, provide a 263-space park-and-ride site ...