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  • gb ScotRail Class 318
    Rail Business UK

    Scotland seeks battery trains in partial electrification plan


    UK: The Scottish government has approved calls for tenders to finance and manufacture a fleet of bi-mode battery electric multiple-units to operate on the East Kilbride, Fife and Borders routes.

  • Thornton junction looking north
    Rail Business UK

    Levenmouth Rail Link reopening works get underway


    UK: Network Rail has begun construction works for the Levenmouth Rail Link scheme to reopen the 6·5 km branch from Thornton Junction to Leven which has been out of use since 2001.

  • Glasgow Queen Street station
    Rail Business UK

    Glasgow Queen Street station rebuild completed


    UK: The completion of a £120m four-year project to rebuild Glasgow Queen Street station was officially marked on October 4, with a celebration attended by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Delivered as part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, the modernisation of Scotland’s third-busiest station was ...

  • The Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan sets out an indicative phased programme of electrification running to 2035
    Rail Business UK

    Plan to decarbonise Scottish passenger trains by 2035


    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 ...