Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time

A brand new Virgin Azuma which will replace 40-year-old trains on the east coast main line made its debut visit to Scotland today.

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Increased passenger numbers are expected to pass through Waverley this weekend. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Passenger numbers soar at Waverley as Edinburgh festivals begin

More than 340,000 passengers passed through Edinburgh Waverley during the first weekend of the Edinburgh festivals, ScotRail has revealed.

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Commuters await a train to Glasgow at Falkirk High station. ScotRail has been urged to launch an awareness campaign to inform passengers of their rights. Picture: Michael Gillen

Automatic payouts for delayed rail journeys proposed by Labour

Rail passengers could be automatically compensated for delayed journeys under plans set out by Scottish Labour.

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Hamilton Central Station, where the device has been installed. Picture: geograph.co.uk

Controversial anti-teen Mosquito device installed at Hamilton station

RAIL bosses have installed a controversial sonic device which emits an unbearable high pitched noise at a ‘war zone’ train station in a bid to target teenage gangs.

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Extra rail services are to be laid on for the Edinburgh Festival. Picture Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

ScotRail announces extra services for Edinburgh Festival

EXTRA train services and more carriages are to run on many of Scotland’s busiest routes in an effort to manage demand over the festival season.

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An artist's impression of the high-speed railway system. Picture: Contributed

HS2 will benefit Scotland and its businesses, says Chris Grayling

Scotland will benefit from a new high-speed rail line which will create business opportunities, jobs and skills, according to UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

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Crowds at the original St Andrews station gather for a railtour in 1965. The five mile stretch of line to the university town from Leuchars closed in 1969. Picture: George Robin/Wikicommons

Campaigners renew push for St Andrews rail link

Campaigners have launched a new push to restore St Andrews to the rail network - but acknowledge there are many hurdles to clear in their long-running quest.

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An artists impression of one of the 70 new trains being built for the ScotRail fleet. Picture: PA/Transport Scotland

‘No guarantee’ of new trains on Edinburgh mainline by December

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne told MSPs today he cannot give a "cast-iron guarantee" that a full electric train service would start on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line in December.

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Author David Spaven. Picture: Contributed

Scottish author wins national ‘Railway Book of the Year’ award

AUTHOR David Spaven has won a prestigious Britain-wide transport award.

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ScotRail's performance has come under increased scrutiny. Picture: Getty

Scottish Labour to vote on public ownership for railways

Scottish Labour members are to vote on proposals to take railways into public ownership at the party’s conference.

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A number of new stations have opened in Glasgow in recent decades. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Robroyston station opening will be Glasgow’s 60th

Glasgow is set to open its 60th railway station after the local authority today approved £10 million worth of funding for a project that will also deliver 1600 new homes.

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The Virgin train was headed for Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

‘Miraculous’ no-one hurt by train hitting car in Lanarkshire

Police have said it was “miraculous” that no-one was injured after a train travelling at 100mph hit a car at a level crossing.

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The Lamington Viaduct

Scots rail passengers put at risk due to “vulnerable bridges”

An investigation into why trains continued to pass over a railway viaduct damaged by storms found a safety system for more than 100 at-risk bridges in Scotland had lapsed.

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Mobile phone use is a significant danger at level crossings

30% of youngsters use mobile phones at level crossings

Almost three out of 10 (29%) young adults admit using their mobile phone while crossing the railway, according to new research.

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The person was struck near Polmont Station. Picture: WikiCommons

Railway disruption after person struck by train near Polmont

Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow faced major disruption this morning after a person was struck by a train near Polmont railway station.

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Ancient railway turntable being renovated to allow steam trains to visit Aberdeen's Ferryhill station. Picture: AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky

Aberdeen steam train railway turntable being refurbished

A RAILWAY turntable in Aberdeen which is more than 100 years old has been removed for refurbishment in the hope of attracting more steam trains to the line.

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Picture: John Devlin

Hay and machinery sheds damaged in Borders farm blaze

AROUND 40 firefighters worked through the night to tackle a large blaze at a Borders farm.

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Thousands of rails passengers dodge paying for a ticket. Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail say 900,000 journeys made fraudulently each year

An estimated 900,000 rail journeys each year in Scotland are made by people who deliberately avoid paying their fare, according to train operator ScotRail, which revealed the figure as it launched a crackdown on fare dodgers.

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Passengers face further delays on Edinburgh -Glasgow route. Picture: John Devlin

Further rail disruption during Edinburgh-Glasgow rail upgrade

PASSENGERS face five more months of disruption during the upgrading of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line.

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