RAILWAY services between Edinburgh and Glasgow are returning to normal following a fire at the side of the line in Bonnybridge.
RAIL passengers in Scotland enjoy some of the most scenic routes in the world - but they are among the least satisfied in the UK.
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THERE have been calls for the Scottish Government to put pressure on ScotRail to improve services.
Scottish travellers could benefit from direct rail journeys to mainland Europe, under plans unveiled by Labour.
Rail season ticket holders who have had rather fewer journeys than they expected in November and December because of the big freeze may well have been cheered to learn that ScotRail has decided to reimburse them for the missing travel.
PASSENGER watchdogs have accused train operators of providing poor information to travellers about weather disruption, after figures which showed ScotRail's train punctuality plummeted by nearly 20 per cent this month.
A NEW railway line that will almost double the number of trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow is expected to open on schedule this weekend, despite some works being held up by the weather.
TRAIN operator ScotRail was fined more than £750,000 over shortfalls in performance over the past year, official figures showed today.
NINE in ten passengers are satisfied with Scotland's main train operator, the latest official survey shows.
RAIL bosses have committed themselves to running "95 per cent" of services during strike action planned for next week.
OVER 100 rail passengers were left marooned near Aviemore after the train they were travelling in fell victim to heavy snowdrift.
SCOTTISH rail passengers face two weeks of disruption over Easter after ScotRail conductors last night announced four further days of action hot on the heels of next week's four-day stoppage by signallers.
NETWORK Rail said yesterday it was "absolutely confident" of completing a new £300 million Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line on time despite work being halted for three weeks by snow.
SCOTRAIL bosses insist at least nine out of ten trains will run as normal on Monday, despite the planned walk-out of hundreds of striking workers.
UNION leaders hit out today after it emerged a Scottish Government agency backed controversial staffing plans for trains on a new rail line.
AS A high-flying female in the male-dominated transport sector, Mary Grant is used to fighting her corner. But when she was promoted last May from managing director of First ScotRail to oversee FirstGroup's entire trains division, she would have been forgiven for hoping that some battles – in particular the tortured negotiations with trade unions – were behind her.
THE strike hitting ScotRail this weekend amid a barrage of other negative consumer publicity for owner FirstGroup's UK rail arm has been brushed off by the City.
RAIL passengers face disruption across much of Scotland today when the first of a series of conductors' strikes will halt trains on seven lines and cancel or disrupt more than 100 on other routes.
TO SCOTRAIL, it is a nonsensical dispute over working practices in force for a quarter of a century that would flush nearly £2 million down the drain.
A RAIL union claims there is evidence that ScotRail made a pledge to maintain conductors' jobs during their franchise.