Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

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.

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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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The 19-year-old man is being treated in intensive care. Picture: John Devlin

Teenager in hospital after being electrocuted at railway station

A teenager is in a serious condition after being electrocuted by overhead power lines at a railway station.

Ayr
ScotRail's key punctuality measure has now deteriorated for seven months. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Alastair Dalton: Will ScotRail’s plan to cut delays actually work?

Under one of the multi-coloured electronic screens showing rail tracks and trains at the West of Scotland Signalling Centre is something that wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian signal box.

Opinion 1
Gareth Williams, CEO, of Skyscanner. Picture: Robert Perry

Skyscanner on track after diversifying with addition of train-booking service

Travel search engine Skyscanner has launched a train-booking feature, leveraging the resources of its Chinese parent firm Ctrip that took the business over in 2016.

Tech
A 1932 poster for the Night Scotsman by Robert Bartlett.

Glory days of the Caledonian Sleeper retold in new book

From illicit romantic rendezvous and near-births, to the time Beatrix Potter’s pet rabbit sank its teeth into a shocked passenger, it is a compendium of unlikely travellers’ tales from one of Britain’s greatest journeys.

Transport
Serco overtook operation of the service in April 2015. Picture: Contributed

Mumsnet battle Churchill’s grandson over Caledonian Sleeper transgender policy

Users on the Mumsnet internet forum have clashed with Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson over the rights of transgender people on the Caledonian sleeper.

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The unique Barra beach landing strip was chosen as the best thing about Scottish transport. Picture: Abigail Treffry

Alastair Dalton: Experts reveal Scotland’s transport heaven – and hell

Everyone has a bee in their bonnet about transport, and that’s what makes it so perennially interesting to write about.

Opinion
Waverley Station and footbridge from Jeffrey Street  to Calton Road. Picture: TSPL

Call to restore historic footbridge over Waverley Station roof

A footbridge across Waverley Station that was closed 60 years ago should be re-opened as a new route across the city centre, campaigners have urged.

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Signal fault causes disruption to Edinburgh trains

TRAIN passengers are facing delays in and out of Edinburgh this afternoon.

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Masterplan for Waverley Station to cope with 66 per cent growth

A new masterplan is to be devised to ensure Scotland’s second busiest station can cope with an expected massive passenger increase.

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A ScotRail train leaves Edinburgh's Waverley Station. Reports of sex offences have doubled on Britain's railways in the space of five years

Sex offences on British railways has doubled in five years

The number of reported sexual offences on British railways, including the Tube, has doubled in five years.

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The stonework of the Station Hotel in Ayr is deteriorating, with bushes growing from its walls.

Bid to save iconic hotel that inspired Donald Trump’s Turnberry

A campaign has been launched to save a historic railway landmark that inspired the Trump-owned Turnberry Hotel.

Transport 9

Fresh snow brings travel disruption across Scotland

Fresh snowfall brought more travel disruption to Scotland today with delays on major roads and flood warnings.

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ScotRail passengers face delays this afternoon

Trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow delayed and cancelled

TRAIN passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow are being warned services could be cancelled or delayed.

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Scotland’s weather: More snow expected during further yellow warning

Parts of Scotland are set for more snowy downpours until Tuesday afternoon - with the public urged to remain vigilant against the extreme conditions.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf: ‘Not acceptable’ for wages to be docked for weather no-show

It is unacceptable for employers to try and dock the wages of workers who could not travel during last week’s red weather warning, Scotland’s Transport Minister has said.

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A lone lorry braves the M876. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Sunday’s transport disruption prospects

There will be a limited number of trains operating today and many minor roads will stay closed, but airports hope to operate most flights.

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