Scotland's Railways

Scotland's Railways

New Glasgow Queen Street Station building may be torn down

A partially constructed building that forms part of Scotland’s biggest rail project faces being torn down in an extraordinary 11th-hour Scottish Government rethink.

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ScotRail fares rose by 3.2 per cent in January. Picture: John Devlin

Driving ‘cheaper than taking the train’ to Scotland’s cities

Rising rail fares mean it is now cheaper to drive to Scotland’s major cities and park than take the train, a price comparison has revealed.

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Virgin Trains apologise for ‘sexist’ tweet

Virgin Trains have apologised ‘unreservedly’ for a ‘sexist’ tweet that was sent from their official Virgin Trains East Coast account.

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Rail fares have increased across the UK.

Train passengers hit with biggest rail fare increase in 5 years

Rail passengers travelling on the first working day of 2018 are being hit with the largest fare rise in five years.

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A think tank found most delays on ScotRail are attributed to Network Rail. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail nationalisation debate ‘meaningless distraction’

The debate over whether ScotRail should be nationalised is a “meaningless distraction” from the “fundamental” problems on Scotland’s railways, a former transport minister has said.

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A Scotrail train.

Revolutionary pump to cut ScotRail diesel use on trains

ScotRail stands to save more than a million litres of fuel a year from a technological breakthrough that could be copied worldwide.

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A Subway passenger was pushed onto the tracks then assaulted after he managed to pull himself back on to the platform. Picture: Getty

Subway passenger pushed onto tracks by suspected football fan

A Subway passenger was pushed onto the tracks then assaulted after he managed to pull himself back on to the platform.

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Trains are delayed after damage to overhead wires in Dumbarton

Trains to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow disrupted after wire damage

Trains between Edinburgh and Helensburgh have been cancelled after damage was caused to overhead wires.

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Passengers board a train at Newtongrange as the new service begins in 2015. Photograph: Andrew OBrien

Expert attacks ‘volatile’ Borders Railway service

Passengers on the Borders Railway are still suffering “volatile” punctuality and poor service, two years after its opening teething troubles should have been sorted, according to campaigners.

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Strike action by CrossCountry rail workers is taking place, Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Trains cancelled amid strike action on busy Christmas shopping weekend

Rail workers are said to be backing a strike which is disrupting services on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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Two Class 380 trains will launch electric services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line. Picture: Toby Williams

First electric trains to run on Edinburgh-Glasgow main line on Sunday

Passengers will travel in the first electric trains on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line from Sunday, ScotRail confirmed today.

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Scotland set for freezing weekend as Met Office warning remains

Scotland faces a freezing weekend, with more snow in the north and temperatures staying below zero in places.

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Storm Carolines progress shown from space

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station over the last 72 hours show the progress of Storm Caroline as it passes over the British Isles. Picture: Dundee University

Scotland braced for a big freeze after Storm Caroline’s 93mph gusts

TEMPERATURES plunging as low as -8C by Sunday will mark another dramatic change in Scotland’s weather after Storm Caroline battered the north with gusts reaching 93mph.

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Storm Caroline: Travel chaos, school closures and power cuts strike Scotland

SEVERE gales and snow showers have caused travel disruption, school closures and power cuts as Storm Caroline sweeps into Scotland.

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The rougue trampoline caused delays. Picture: submitted

Storm Caroline: Trampoline causes chaos on Glasgow to Neilston railway line

Trains were brought to a screeching halt by a rogue trampoline which was blown onto the tracks.
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Elspeth Watson, daughter of James Kennedy, with his medals. Photograph: John Devlin

Railway hero honoured 44 years after tackling robbers

A memorial for a railway security guard awarded Britain’s highest civil honour after being shot dead trying to stop a payroll robbery will be unveiled in Glasgow this month.

Barry Links railway station near Carnoustie has been identified as Britain's least-used station. Picture: PA

Angus railway station is the least used in the UK

A railway station in Angus is the least used in the UK, new figures show.

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The incident occured at Bayswater underground. Picture: Creative Commons

Scot to face trial accused of pushing man in front of tube train

A 29-year-old faces trial next year accused of attempting to murder a man by pushing him into the path of a Tube train.

Barry Links Station saw passenger numbers fall by two thirds last year

Barry Links named as Britain's least used station

Barry Links in Angus has been named as Britain's least used station - with just 24 passengers a year.
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Glenrothes with Thornton station. Picture: Wikipedia Commons

Commuters hit by Fife rail disruption

ScotRail commuters suffered disruption this morning because of a points failure in Fife
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