Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

Leader: Wait for results of trams inquiry before embarking on another costly project

Documents uncovered by the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry reveal that councillors were denied seeing the full figures associated with cancelling the project before making the final decision on its fate.

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The Hitachi Class 385 trains have still to be tested on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line.

Commuters hit by third delay to ScotRail’s new electric service

The launch of electric trains on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line has been delayed for a third time – leaving them more than a year late.

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Street art brightens up Waverley Station during upgrade

Street artists have been drafted in to create new hoardings at Wavereley Station in Edinburgh during platform exetension work.

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Free ticket giveaway launched. Picture: John Devlin

£1m ticket giveaway on top Scottish rail destinations

THE ScotRail Alliance is giving away £1 million worth of free off-peak tickets to some of Scotland’s top destinations.

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New images of the brand-new Caledonian Sleeper trains with ensuite cabins with showers. Picture: Contributed

New Caledonian Sleeper arrives with double beds and showers

The first of a brand new £150 million fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains will arrive in Scotland within months ahead of carrying their first passengers next April.

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First look at artists impresions of how the trams will look heading towards Newhaven

In pictures: How Leith will look if the tram extension goes ahead

Yesterday, it was reported that Leith Walk would be cut down to just one lane for 18 months if work to extend the Capital’s tramline to Newhaven goes ahead.

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Train travel has been disrupted after a car crashed into a rail bridge. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Trains disrupted after car crashes into rail bridge near Croy

Rail travel in Scotland has been disrupted after a driver crashed into a railway bridge.

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Terry Nicholson, Eddie Lund, Alan Mackie, Darren Welsh, Robert McCafferty, Martin Holingsworth and Graham Pascal celebrate the start of work. Picture: Hugh Dougherty

Scotland’s highest village to finally get rail link restored

A remote narrow-gauge railway which became a lifeline when a road was closed last year is being finally extended to Scotland’s highest village.

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Virgin Trains claims to have the largest share of the rail-air market for 20 years. Picture: Will Oliver/AFP

Big emissons savings as air passengers switch to rail

Scotland-London passengers switching from plane to train have saved the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions from traffic on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow, a report revealed today.

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Virgin Azuma 800101 arrives in Dunbar today on the first of a series of test runs north of the Border. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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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