Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

Police appeal after sectarian singing on Glasgow train

British Transport Police have launched an appeal following a group of passengers chanting and signing sectarian and transphobic songs.

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First snow of the season is expected overnight. Picture: Toby Williams

Scotland’s weather: First winter snowfall to hit Edinburgh and Glasgow

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit parts of Scotland overnight - and could cause some disruption for the morning commute.

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A copy of the railplane poster is displayed at Milngavie Station. Picture: NRM Pictorial Collection

Alastair Dalton: Inventor’s anniversary points us to the future

The only evidence in Milngavie of a local experiment what could have revolutionised travel is a commemorative poster in the town’s railway station.

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Thousands of rail passengers were disrupted by a suspected track defect. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of rail passengers disrupted by suspected track defect

Thousands of rail passengers were plunged into misery during the evening rush hour when services in and out of Edinburgh were left badly disrupted.

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A boy was attacked by a gang of teenagers in an unprovoked attack at a train station. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Boy stamped on by teenage gang in random attack at train station

A 14-year-old boy was thrown to the ground and stamped on by a group of up to 10 teenagers in a random attack at a train station.

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A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station. Train construction could return to Scotland for the first time in decades. 
Photo: Ian Rutherford

Scotland could welcome back train building for first time in decades

Train building could return to Scotland for the first time in decades with Spanish firm Talgo looking at possible sites for a factory.

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A steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Picture: Scottish Viewpoint

West Highland Line named most scenic UK rail journey

Scotland’s West Highland Line, made famous for its role in the Harry Potter films, has been named the most scenic rail journey in the whole of the UK.

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Electric train completes full Edinburgh-Glasgow route for first time

The new electric trains which will serve central Scotland took a step closer to completion after a successful testing of the full route on the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline.

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Beith Road bridge in Dalry, Ayrshire. Picture: Network Rail

Ayrshire bridge most bashed in Scotland

A Dalry bridge is Scotland’s most bashed, with 57 lorries hitting the low Beith Road bridge since 2009.

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Jayne Wright at work on a steam engine at Boness. Picture: Alistair Linford

Women on track for brighter future with the railways

A new group is to be launched to increase significantly the number of women working on Scotland’s booming railways.

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The entrance to Buchanan Street Subway station in Glasgow. The underground network has been extensively refurbished. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Scotland’s best civil engineering projects revealed

The modernisation of a 120-year-old underground railway and the long-awaited completion of the M8 motorway have been named among the best civil engineering projects in Scotland.

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Scotrail is experiencing delays after a car was blocking the line

Train delays between Glasgow and Balloch after car blocking line

Commuters leaving Glasgow are facing delayed journeys this evening after a car was blocking the line near Balloch.

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Passengers board an Edinburgh-bound train at the reopened Newtongrange station in Midlothian in 2016, part of the new Borders Railway. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Can the demand for new railway stations in Scotland be met?

Railway travel in Scotland is undergoing something of a renaissance, with passenger numbers growing and 14 new or rebuilt stations opening in the last decade.

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A Class 385 train at Linlithgow station during early testing of the electrified Glasgow-Edinburgh mainline. Picture: ScotRail

Electric train runs on Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline for first time

The long-awaited redevelopment of Scotland’s busiest railway took a significant step towards completion this week as an electric train travelled along part of the route for the first time.

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The prototype passenger pod. Picture: Hyperloop One

Edinburgh to London in ‘45 minutes’ - Branson reveals Hyperloop plans

Sir Richard Branson has invested in a Hyperloop firm which he claims will transport passengers between London and Scotland in 45 minutes.

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Free travel is being offered to job hunters attending interviews. Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail offers free travel to Jobseekers attending interviews

JOBSEEKERS are being offered free rail journeys in an effort to remove one of the “barriers” to getting back into the workforce.

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Transport minister Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf dismisses Owen Jones argument as “p*sh”

Transport minister Humza Yousaf has dismissed a claim made by a pro-Labour columnist in a row about nationalisation as “p*sh”.

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Shops and catering at Waverley urgently need to be upgraded, say campaigners. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Business leaders press for a more stylish Waverley Station

Waverley Station in Edinburgh must make significant passenger improvements to befit its status as the main rail gateway to Scotland, business leaders and transport campaigners have urged.

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Fergus McCann pictured at Celtic Park in August 2014. Picture: SNS Group

Ex-Celtic owner Fergus McCann takes Glasgow Central station tour

Former Celtic owner Fergus McCann was a surprise visitor to Glasgow Central as he took the station’s tour today.

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Commuters board a ScotRail service at Falkirk High, on the profitable Glasgow-Edinburgh mainline. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Abellio makes £3.5m loss in first year of ScotRail operation

Abellio ScotRail made a loss of £3.5 million after tax in its first full year of operating train services in Scotland, new accounts show.

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