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Scotrail names high speed train in honour of Gordon Aikman

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Scotrail has honoured the life and legacy of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner, Gordon Aikman BEM by naming an Inter7City high speed train after him.In the last three years of his life Gordon...

Scotrail are keeping trains running for key workers

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ScotRail tell us that their staff are working round the clock to provide vital transport for key workers such as NHS staff, emergency workers and carers.The company is operating a revised timetable intended to...

More ScotRail Seats Added for League Cup Semi-finals

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ScotRail has announced it’s adding more seats to its trains to help fans travel to the upcoming Betfred League Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park.Hibernian take on holders Celtic in the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday,...

Scotrail celebrates first birthday for class 385 trains

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ScotRail celebrates the first birthday of its Class 385 Express trains entering passenger service today.To mark the occasion, the train operator will hand out cupcakes to customers, as well as provide some onboard entertainment.The...

Street Soccer Scotland celebrate its 10th birthday with ScotRail Support

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A life-changing social enterprise has been helped to celebrate its 10th birthday by ScotRailStreet Soccer Scotland hosted its Summer Festival at the Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston on Wednesday 17 July to mark the occasion,...

ScotRail get VisitScotland accreditation

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ScotRail staff have been coached by a customer services' company to improve the service they give to touristsWorldHost trained 118 hospitality stewards in ways to make a good first impression and 'go the extra...

Letter from Scotland

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Winter has finally arrived. Admittedly not the “polar vortex ” bringing show storms and temperatures of minus 30 C to parts of the United States but it’s still been pretty cold by our standards.  Braemar was down...
Train travelling through cutting

ScotRail to add more seats for 6 Nations

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ScotRail is adding more seats for fans travelling to Scotland’s Six Nations home game at the BT Murrayfield Stadium this weekend.Scotland play Italy on Saturday 2 February at 2.15pm, and to help the day...
Scotrail - Forth Bridge

More ScotRail seats for Final Test

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ScotRail is, once again, adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland play their third, and final match, in the Autumn Test Series. Scotland will play Argentina at the BT...
Scotrail train at Linlithgow Station

ScotRail Adds Extra Seats for Crunch Nations League Tie

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Train operator ScotRail is adding extra carriages to help the tartan army travel to Hampden Park and cheer on Scotland in their crunch UEFA Nations League fixture tomorrow.The national team face Israel in their...

Letter from Scotland

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One of the many disturbing aspects of the Brexit saga is how the tail always seems to end up wagging the dog.  Who ever thought a small rump of right-wing Tories would force David...
Scotrail train at Linlithgow Station

ScotRail adds Extra Carriages for Scotland v South Africa

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ScotRail is adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland look to follow up on their sensational win against Fiji in the Autumn Tests. Scotland will play South Africa at...

Scotrail installing debrillators in railway stations

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34 defibrillators are being installed in railway stations across the country. The first 19 have already been installed in distinctive yellow heated boxes.Scotrail Alliance confirmed that the measures will cost £54,000 and the devices...

New electric trains to be introduced on Monday on Edinburgh to Glasgow line

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ScotRail will introduce the latest new Hitachi class 385 electric train on Monday, 27 August 2018 means that more than 25 per cent of services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High route will...

More trains introduced between Edinburgh and Glasgow

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The first of the ten electric trains being introduced to boost capacity on the Edinburgh to Glasgow line have begun service this weekend.ScotRail says its temporary class 365 trains were starting to run from...

ScotRail adding more seats for Sunday’s Edinburgh Marathon

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ScotRail have announced plans to provide additional services for those attending Sunday's Edinburgh Marathon.Spectators and runners will benefit from extra carriages on trains between Edinburgh and North Berwick throughout the day and extra trains...

Witch way to Glasgow?

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With Halloween fast approaching ScotRail Alliance has launched some specially branded trains.The ScotRail logos have been altered and they now feature ghouls, pumpkins, bats and witches. These trains will be in service on the...

Scotrail big ticket giveaway

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The ScotRail Alliance is giving away £1 million worth of free off-peak tickets to some of Scotland’s top destinations.The giveaway is both a thanks to customers and an opportunity to showcase the huge variety...

ScotRail Alliance using smart technology

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In its second ‘Summer of Smart’ the ScotRail Alliance is converting its most popular tickets to Smart Technology. Over the next three months, the switch will help customer beat the queues by allowing them...

Borders Railway – your gateway to Easter Days Out

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A new travel pass offering unlimited two-day rail travel for Edinburgh families is being launched just in time for Easter. The Edinburgh Days Out travel pass, introduced by ScotRail, will let families discover top tourist...

Scotrail advises Scotland fans to get to Hampden early next Sunday

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The ScotRail Alliance has advised customers heading to the Scottish football team’s world cup qualifier against Slovenia on 26 March to leave plenty of time for their journey and get to the ground early.A...

Changes in train times in February and March

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The ScotRail Alliance is urging customers in Fife, Perth and Dundee to check their journey times before they travel, as engineering works are taking place over the coming weeks.On certain Sundays in February and...

Rugby fans advised trains will be busy on the way to Murrayfield

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 Scotrail remind rugby fans that trains will be busy to and from Edinburgh this weekend and two further weekends when Scotland plays in the Six Nations.On 4 February Scotland play Ireland at 2.25pm, on 25...

Greener faster longer trains for the Glasgow to Edinburgh route

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The Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf welcomed the first of the new Hitachi electric trains to Scotland yesterday.There will eventually be 70 of these and they will be used from autumn 2017 on the Edinburgh...

Remember to check the new ScotRail timetables

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The ScotRail Alliance’s new timetable started today and the train operator asks that you take a minute to check your journeys before travelling.The winter 16/17 timetable has a number of small changes to train times and...

ScotRail announce improvements at Tweedbank

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Tweedbank Station will soon have a shop and a public convenience, no doubt making passengers lives a little more pleasant when using the station.The shop will sell hot and cold drinks, snacks, sweets and newspaper...

Scotrail have bikes for hire to add to your journey

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Until Edinburgh gets the bike rental scheme promised for so long by the council, Scotrail has gone some way to providing an alternative.The rail provider which seems to be on a bit of a PR offensive...

Scotrail enhances WiFi on the Edinburgh to Helensburgh route

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The trains which service the Edinburgh to Helensburgh route will be improved by on-board WIFI Scotrail have announced today.The Class 334 fleet is the latest in the rail company's project to install WiFi on...

Plan ahead for train travel to Glasgow on Sunday 2 October

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If any of you are going to take part in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday 2 October then you and your supporters are reminded to plan your journey to the event as...

Letter from Scotland

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Down at my local nature reserve, at the foot of Arthur’s Seat, we were rather proud of our family of great crested grebes. It was just the second year we had seen them nesting...

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