Edinburgh - Glasgow rail service returning to normal after shed fire

RAILWAY services between Edinburgh and Glasgow are returning to normal following a fire at the side of the line in Bonnybridge.

Picturesque views fail to impress rail users

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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Call to drive up rail service

THERE have been calls for the Scottish Government to put pressure on ScotRail to improve services.

Go to bed in Scotland, wake up in Paris under new rail plans

Scottish travellers could benefit from direct rail journeys to mainland Europe, under plans unveiled by Labour.

Leader: ScotRail refunds nice, but rather keep trains running

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.

Rap for railways over communication

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.

Airdrie to Bathgate rail link will open on time

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.

ScotRail fined £750,000 for performance shortfalls

TRAIN operator ScotRail was fined more than £750,000 over shortfalls in performance over the past year, official figures showed today.

ScotRail is on right track say nine out of ten passengers

NINE in ten passengers are satisfied with Scotland's main train operator, the latest official survey shows.

Rail chiefs vow to keep 95% of trains running

RAIL bosses have committed themselves to running "95 per cent" of services during strike action planned for next week.

More than 100 rail passengers left stranded

OVER 100 rail passengers were left marooned near Aviemore after the train they were travelling in fell victim to heavy snowdrift.

Two weeks of train chaos over Easter as union calls second strike for Scotland

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.

'Snow delays will not hit railway deadline'

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.

'Business as usual' despite railway strike

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.

Transport Scotland criticised over backing for rail proposals

UNION leaders hit out today after it emerged a Scottish Government agency backed controversial staffing plans for trains on a new rail line.

First ScotRail: On the battle 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.

City sticks by rail company despite industrial unrest

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 set for disruption as conductors' strikes get under way

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.

Alastair Dalton: Conductors close doors on 'unsafe' practices

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.

Union evidence of ScotRail jobs pledge

A RAIL union claims there is evidence that ScotRail made a pledge to maintain conductors' jobs during their franchise.

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