Topic: ScotRail

Scotrail intercity train

Scottish railways back in public ownership

The Scottish government in Edinburgh has confirmed on Wednesday it will take the railway system back into public ownership in one year from now (31 March 2022). The move was widely anticipated, after the government...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Romans at Chester train station

Magic circle of rail franchise in UK

It’s a month since the UK’s newborn and veteran train operators have declared their inspiring plans for the future. Some companies even managed to report fewer quick wins. On the other hand, at least six...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Abellio loses ScotRail franchise in UK

The Dutch-owned train operator is to be ousted from its franchise contract in Scotland. It will be removed at the first break clause, in March 2022, said Transport Minister Michael Matheson in a statement to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Robroyston railway station

ScotRail adds 60th train station in Glasgow

UK’s railway operator Abellio ScotRail has added the new train station to its rail services in the Greater Glasgow area. Robroyston has become the 355th railway station in the company’s network and the 60th railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Sun-powered trains closer than you think

Even in rainy Britain, the railway can be solar-powered. It sounds like science fiction, but it is very much fact. A modest solar farm has been installed at Aldershot in the south of England to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
ScotRail train close to Tay Bridge, source: ScotRail

High Speed Train to Highlands

They may be almost fifty years old, but the fastest ever production diesels have a new lease on life serving some iconic destinations. Often credited with saving British Rail, when the former publicly owned network was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton