ScotRail (National Express)
31 March 1997 - 16 October 2004
|Other Region(s):||London, Watford, Crewe, Preston, Carlisle, Newcastle|
|Route km operated:||3032.0|
|National Rail abbreviation:||SR|
|Parent company:||National Express|
ScotRail operated all services in Scotland with the exception of the Arriva Trains Northern, Great North Eastern Railway, Virgin CrossCountry and Virgin West Coast services from England. ScotRail operated services into England with a service to Newcastle via Carlisle and the Caledonian Sleeper services to London Euston.
ScotRail inherited a fleet of Class 101, Class 150, Class 156, Class 158, Class 303, Class 305, Class 314, Class 318 and Class 320s from British Rail as well as Mark 2 carriages and Mark 3 sleepers for use on the Caledonian Sleepers.
ScotRail contracted EWS to haul the Caledonian Sleeper services to London Euston. Class 90s were used south of Edinburgh and Glasgow Central with Class 37s used on the portion to Fort William and Class 47s to Aberdeen and Inverness. From June 2001 Class 67s began to take over. A dedicated pool was created due to the need to fit cast steel brakes.
In 2000 two Class 150s were transferred to Arriva Trains Northern.Class 158s were also transferred, four going to Arriva Trains Northern and two to Wessex Trains. The Class 101, Class 303 and Class 305s were all withdrawn.
In December 2001 five Class 322s were sublet from West Anglia Great Northern, they were returned in March 2004. To replace them ex Virgin Trains Mark 3s were leased, being hauled by EWS Class 90s on North Berwick Line services.
|Class 101||Diesel multiple unit||70||112||1956–1960|
|Class 150 Sprinter||Diesel multiple unit||75||120||1984–1987|
|Class 156 Super Sprinter||Diesel multiple unit||75||120||1987–1989|
|Class 158 Express Sprinter||Diesel multiple unit||90||145||1989–1992|
|Class 170 Turbostar||Diesel multiple unit||100||160||1999-2004|
|Class 303 Blue Train||Electric multiple unit||75||120||1959–1961|
|Class 314||Electric multiple unit||75||120||1979|
|Class 318||Electric multiple unit||90||145||1986-1987|
|Class 320||Electric multiple unit||75||120||1990|
|Class 322||Electric multiple unit||100||160||1990|
|Class 334 Juniper||Electric multiple unit||90||145||1999-2002|
|Mark 2 Carriage||Passenger rolling stock||100||160||1969–1974|
|Mark 3 Sleepers||Passenger rolling stock||125||200||1975–1988|
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- Companies House extract company no 2938994 ScotRail Railways Limited
- Class 47 scot-rail.co.uk
- Class 170 scot-rail.co.uk
- Class 334 scot-rail.co.uk
- Class 150 scot-rail.co.uk
- Class 158 scot-rail.co.uk
- Class 322 scot-rail.co.uk
- MK3 DVT Push-Pull scot-rail.co.uk
- Rail Magazine Issue 516 22 June 2005 Page 10
- Shortlist of ScotRail bidders puts three in the ring Herald Scotland 28 October 2003
- FirstGroup clinches Scottish rail franchise The Telegraph 12 June 2004
As part of British Rail
|Operator of ScotRail franchise
1997 - 2004