Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

Cycle coaches to be hitched to trains to ease bike crush

Britain’s first rail carriages reserved for bikes and outdoor equipment are to run on one of Scotland’s busiest tourist lines from next summer, The Scotsman has learned.

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Scotland’s weather: Woman injured by falling debris in Storm Hector

Storm Hector left a trail of destruction as it swept across Scotland today, felling trees and sparking flood warnings.

Closing Kildonan station, which has the third lowest number of passengers in Scotland, could shave four minutes off journey times on the Inverness to Thurso/Wick route. Picture: Sandy Colley

Axe looms for Highland station with just 76 passengers year

A remote Highland railway station could be the first to be closed in Scotland for more than 30 years under plans to speed up journeys on the line.

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A bus can be a great way to see the countryside - if you can count on it coming.

Alastair Dalton: Travel is all about the joy of the ride

Travel should be an adventure - especially when so much of our daily transit can be a monotonous trudge.

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ScotRail has said skip-stopping is used to minimise wider disruption rather than improve figures. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Number of ScotRail trains missing stops at record low

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Scots-Gaelic railway map uncovers meaning of station names

Railway stations can tell you a lot about a country, from its economic development to its population centres.

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Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: TSPL

Price of Edinburgh to Glasgow railway upgrade soars by £100m

The cost of the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail upgrade has soared by over £100m.

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Seats will be at a premium on some services. Picture: TSPL

Train failure sees services reduced on Edinburgh-Glasgow line

Rush hour commuters between Scotland’s two biggest cities face disruption this afternoon due to a Scotrail ‘train failure’.

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Celtic and Motherwell will meet in the Scottish Cup final. Picture: SNS

Rail workers call off Scottish Cup final strike in ‘goodwill gesture’

Rail workers have called off a strike planned for Cup Final day next weekend as a gesture of “good will”.

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The first of ScotRail's so-called "Happy Trains" arriving in Glasgow last month. Picture: Adam Reid

Alastair Dalton: Don’t hog space and make room for fellow passengers

Everyone likes a bit of space around them when travelling.

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ScotRail has been criticised after failing to hit its performance targets. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

ScotRail hit with record fine after performance failures

Scotland’s national train operator ScotRail is facing record fines totalling £1.6 million over shortcomings in services for passengers.

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Glasgow Queen Street has been given an unwanted accolade. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow Queen Street named most unpopular station in UK

Glasgow Queen Street has been given an unwanted accolade after frustrated commuters named it Britain’s most unpopular railway station.

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Travel chaos as all trains cancelled at Glasgow Central station

Travel chaos as all trains cancelled at Glasgow Central station

Saturday night revellers were left scrambling to find alternative modes of transport after all trains leaving Glasgow Central stations were cancelled.

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The new lounge car with "saw-tooth" table. Picture: John Devlin

End of line for Sleeper trains that go bump in the night

Passengers on the Caledonian Sleeper’s brand new trains are promised a “silky smooth” ride that will consign the service’s notorious bumps and jolts to history.

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East Coast Train Line - Virgin and Cross Country Trains

East Coast rail line growth forecast was ‘wildly wrong’

The East Coast rail franchise failed for a third time because Virgin/Stagecoach’s passenger growth forecasts were “wildly wrong”, the Commons public accounts committee said today.

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A fleet of stand-in trains will help ease a ScotRail carriage shortage crisis on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line. Picture: Adam Reid

New ScotRail trains to ease crush on Edinburgh-Glasgow line

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Calls for new railway station at Parkhead

An SNP MSP is asking the Scottish Government to consider construction of a new railway station at Parkhead Forge, which would become part of the Airdrie line.

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ScotRail have launched an investigation. Picture: Getty

ScotRail probe claims driver was asleep as train reached Edinburgh

ScotRail have revealed they are investigating claims that one of their drivers was asleep at the controls.

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Four Scots face court over abuse of England rugby coach Eddie Jones

Four men have been summonsed to appear in court after England head rugby coach Eddie Jones was subject to a barrage of foul-mouthed abuse.

Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail staff threaten strike action on Scottish Cup weekend

A union has threatened to consult members over striking on the weekend of the Scottish Cup final in a row over ScotRail CCTV-monitoring staff.

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