Abellio ScotRail

Abellio ScotRail,[1] operating services under the name ScotRail, is the Dutch-owned national train operating company of Scotland. A subsidiary of Abellio, it has operated the ScotRail franchise, taking over from predecessor First ScotRail from 1 April 2015. The franchise will end in March 2022.

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Overview
Franchise(s)ScotRail
1 April 2015 – 31 March 2022
Main region(s)Scotland
Other region(s)Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Stations operated352
Parent companyAbellio
Reporting markSR
Other
Websitewww.scotrail.co.uk Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

In November 2013, Transport Scotland announced that Abellio, Arriva, FirstGroup, MTR Corporation and National Express had been shortlisted to bid for the new ScotRail franchise.[2] In October 2014, the franchise was awarded to Abellio.[3][4][5] The franchise was to operate for seven years with a three-year extension available contingent on performance criteria being met.[4] Abellio began operating the franchise on 1 April 2015 and it opened the Borders Railway on 6 September 2015.[6]

In June 2016, the RMT union announced that train guards would be going on strike several times during the summer months in protest at more driver only trains.[7] Six 24-hour and three 48-hour strikes were held on ScotRail services during June and July 2016. An agreement was reached in September 2016, bringing an end to the dispute. It was agreed that the new Class 385 trains will have the doors controlled by both the driver and guard, with the driver opening the doors and the guard closing them.[8]

On 20 January 2017 the Managing Director of ScotRail and the ScotRail alliance stepped down from his role after 18 months in the company.[9] Within a few days Alex Hynes was named as the new Managing Director.[10]

Having failed to meet the performance criteria necessary to gain a three-year extension, the franchise will conclude in March 2022.[11]

OperationsEdit

ServicesEdit

 
ScotRail routes highlighted in red

Abellio ScotRail took over all of the services operated by First ScotRail on 1 April 2015, except for the Caledonian Sleeper services, which were transferred to a separate franchise operated by Serco.[12] The franchise agreement requires the introduction of 'Great Scottish Scenic Railway' trains on the West Highland, Far North, Kyle, Borders Railway and Glasgow South Western lines. Steam special services are also promoted by Abellio ScotRail.[13][14]

Due to the delayed delivery of ScotRail's refurbished Inter7City trains, the company was unable to introduce their new Intercity timetable at the same time as the introduction of the Edinburgh - Arbroath and Montrose - Inverurie commuter services. As a result, the stopping pattern of Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen services is irregular, making calls at many stations at which there is now a frequent stopping service. The improved Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness timetable will be introduced along with the Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen timetable from December 2020.

With the completion of the Inverness - Aberdeen Improvement Plan, an hourly service will operate between the two cities, with half hourly services between Elgin and Inverness/Inverurie and Aberdeen that will serve the two new stations of Dalcross and Kintore. In addition to this, a selection of Inter7City services will operate between Inverness and the Central Belt via Aberdeen, calling at only a couple of stations between Inverness and Aberdeen.

Current off-peak services are as follows.[15]

CommuterEdit

Argyle Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Milngavie to Motherwell 2 Hillfoot, Bearsden, Westerton, Anniesland, Hyndland, Partick, Exhibition Centre, Anderston, Glasgow Central, Argyle Street, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Newton, Blantyre, Hamilton West, Hamilton Central, Airbles

1tph extends to Cumbernauld calling at Whifflet, Coatbridge Central and Greenfaulds

318
320
334
385
Dalmuir to Larkhall 2 Singer, Drumry, Drumchapel, Westerton, Anniesland, Hyndland, Partick, Exhibition Centre, Anderston, Glasgow Central, Argyle Street, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Newton, Blantyre, Hamilton West, Hamilton Central, Chatelherault and Merryton
Dalmuir to Whifflet 2 Clydebank, Yoker, Garscadden, Scotstounhill, Jordanhill, Hyndland, Partick, Exhibition Centre, Anderston, Glasgow Central, Argyle Street, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen, Carmyle, Mount Vernon, Baillieston, Bargeddie and Kirkwood

1tph extends to Motherwell

North Clyde Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Craigendoran, Cardross, Dalreoch, Dumbarton Central, Dumbarton East, Dalmuir, Hyndland, Partick, Charing Cross, Glasgow Queen Street, High Street, Garrowhill, Easterhouse, Blairhill, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Coatdyke, Airdrie, Drumgelloch, Bathgate, Livingston North, Uphall, Edinburgh Park and Haymarket 334
Milngavie to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Hillfoot, Bearsden, Westerton, Anniesland, Hyndland, Partick, Charing Cross, Glasgow Queen Street, High Street, Bellgrove, Carntyne, Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Airdrie, Drumgelloch, Caldercruix, Blackridge, Armadale, Bathgate, Livingston North, Uphall, Edinburgh Park and Haymarket
Balloch to Airdrie 2 Alexandria, Renton, Dalreoch, Dumbarton Central, Dumbarton East, Dalmuir, Singer, Drumry, Drumchapel, Westerton, Anniesland, Hyndland, Partick, Charing Cross, Glasgow Queen Street, High Street, Bellgrove, Carntyne, Shettleston, Garrowhill, Easterhouse, Blairhill, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Coatdyke 318
320
334
Dumbarton Central to Springburn 2 Dumbarton East, Bowling, Kilpatrick, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Yoker, Garscadden, Scotstounhill, Jordanhill, Hyndland, Partick, Charing Cross, Glasgow Queen Street, High Street, Bellgrove, Duke Street, Alexandra Parade and Barnhill
Cumbernauld and Maryhill Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Springburn, Robroyston, Stepps, Gartcosh, Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld, Camelon, Falkirk Grahamston, Polmont, Linlithgow, Edinburgh Park and Haymarket
On Sundays, runs between Glasgow Queen Street and Cumbernauld only
385
Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland 2 Ashfield, Possilpark & Parkhouse, Gilshochill, Summerston, Maryhill and Kelvindale 156, 158, 170
Cathcart Circle Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Newton 1 Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida, Kings Park, Croftfoot, Burnside and Kirkhill 318
320
380
385
1 Pollokshields West, Maxwell Park, Shawlands, Pollokshaws East, Langside, Kings Park, Croftfoot, Burnside and Kirkhill
Glasgow Central to Neilston 2 Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida, Cathcart, Muirend, Williamwood, Whitecraigs and Patterton
Glasgow Central to Glasgow Central via Cathcart 1 Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida
trains continue via Cathcart (see below)
1 Pollokshields West, Maxwell Park, Shawlands, Pollokshaws East, Langside, Cathcart
trains continue via Mount Florida (see above)
Paisley Canal Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Paisley Canal 2 Dumbreck, Corkerhill, Mosspark, Crookston and Hawkhead
1tph runs on Sundays
318
320
380
385
Shotts & Lanark Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley 1 Bellshill, Shotts, West Calder, Livingston South and Haymarket 385
1 Uddingston, Bellshill, Holytown, Carfin, Hartwood, Shotts, Fauldhouse, Breich, Addiewell, West Calder, Livingston South, Kirknewton, Curriehill, Wester Hailes, Kingsknowe, Slateford and Haymarket
Glasgow Central to Lanark 2 Cambuslang, Uddingston, Bellshill, Motherwell, Shieldmuir, Wishaw and Carluke 318
320
385
Inverclyde Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Gourock 2 Paisley Gilmour Street, Bishopton, Port Glasgow, Greenock Central, Greenock West and Fort Matilda 318
320
380
385
2 Cardonald, Hillington East, Hillington West, Paisley Gilmour Street, Paisley St James, Bishopton, Langbank, Woodhall, Port Glasgow, Bogston, Cartsdyke, Greenock Central, Greenock West and Fort Matilda
Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay 1 Paisley Gilmour Street, Bishopton, Port Glasgow, Whinhill, Drumfrochar, Branchton, Inverkip
Ayrshire Coast Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Ayr 2 Kilwinning, Irvine, Barassie (1tph), Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town and Newton-on-Ayr (1tph) 380
2 Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Milliken Park, Howwood, Lochwinnoch, Glengarnock, Dalry, Kilwinning, Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town and Newton-on-Ayr(1 tph)
Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour 1 Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Dalry, Kilwinning, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan Town
some trains terminate at Ardrossan Town on evenings
Glasgow Central to Largs 1 Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Glengarnock, Kilwinning, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan South Beach, West Kilbride and Fairlie
Glasgow South Western Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to East Kilbride 2 Crossmyloof, Pollokshaws West, Thornliebank, Giffnock, Clarkston, Busby, Thorntonhall (1tph) and Hairmyres 156
Glasgow Central to Barrhead 2 Crossmyloof, Pollokshaws West, Kennishead, Priesthill & Darnley and Nitshill
This service operates a reduced service, and does not call at Crossmyloof on Sundays.
Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock 32 Barrhead,[a] Dunlop, Stewarton and Kilmaurs
Combines with 1tp2h Glasgow-Kilmarnock-Carlisle service to provide 2tph service between Glasgow and Kilmarnock.
Carstairs and North Berwick Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley 12 Motherwell, Wishaw, Carluke, Carstairs and Haymarket
is supplemented by CrossCountry rail services running alternate hours. This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
380
385
Edinburgh Waverley to Dunbar 12 Musselburgh
is supplemented by CrossCountry rail services running alternate hours. This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick 1 Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry and Drem
2 trains per hour on Saturdays
Croy & Dunblane Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Queen Street to Alloa 1 Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Croy, Larbert, Stirling 385
Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling 1 Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Croy, Larbert
1 train per 2 hours extend to Dunblane calling at Bridge of Allan
Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane 2 Haymarket, Edinburgh Park, Falkirk Grahamston, Camelon, Larbert, Stirling and Bridge of Allan
A daily service on weekdays runs between Edinburgh and Alloa
Borders Railway
Route tph Calling at Stock
Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank 2 Brunstane, Newcraighall, Shawfair, Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow (1tph) and Galashiels
1tph on Sundays
158
170
Fife Circle Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Edinburgh Waverley to Glenrothes with Thornton 1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy 158
170
Edinburgh Waverley to Edinburgh Waverley via Fife 1 Haymarket, South Gyle, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy
trains continue via Glenrothes with Thornton
1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Dunfermline Town, Dunfermline Queen Margaret, Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Cardenden, Glenrothes with Thornton
trains continue via Kirkcaldy
Edinburgh Waverley to Cowdenbeath 1 Haymarket, South Gyle, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Dunfermline Town, Dunfermline Queen Margaret
Glasgow - Falkirk - Edinburgh Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Croy, Falkirk High, Haymarket 385
2 Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow, Haymarket.
A few peak time trains also call at Lenzie, On Sundays, 2 trains per hour with one train calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and the other calls at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

RegionalEdit

Glasgow South Western Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Glasgow Central to Newcastle 12 Dunlop, Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar, Dumfries, Annan, Gretna Green, Carlisle, Wetheral, Brampton, Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, Wylam, Blaydon, MetroCentre, Dunston 156
Dumfries to Carlisle 12 Annan, Gretna Green
combines with every-two-hours Glasgow-Carlisle service to give 1 train per hour Dumfries-Carlisle. 1 train per day to/from Dumfries is operated by Northern using their own Class 156s. On Sundays, Only 5 trains per day operate between Dumfries and Carlisle at a roughly 2 hourly frequency.
Kilmarnock to Stranraer 12 Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town, Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Barrhill
4 trains per day extend from Glasgow Central, 2 trains per day extend to Glasgow Central. On Sunday, 5 trains per day operate between Stranraer and Ayr only with no trains to Kilmarnock.
Ayr to Girvan 12 Maybole
combines with hourly Glasgow/Kilmarnock - Stranraer service to give 1 train per hour Ayr-Girvan. These trains don't operate on Sundays but trains to Stranraer operate so a 2 hourly service runs for most of the day.
West Highland Line
Route tpd Calling at Stock
Glasgow Queen Street to Oban 3 Dalmuir, Dumbarton Central, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum Lower, Dalmally, Loch Awe, Falls of Cruachan (summer only), Taynuilt and Connel Ferry 153
156
Glasgow Queen Street to Oban 4 Dalmuir, Dumbarton Central, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum Lower, Dalmally, Loch Awe, Taynuilt and Connel Ferry
trains run linked to a Fort William/Mallaig portion between Glasgow and Crianlarich. On Sundays during the summer months, 1 train operates between Oban and Edinburgh calling at all stops with the exception if Dumbarton Central.
Glasgow Queen Street to Fort William (and Mallaig) Dalmuir, Dumbarton Central, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Upper Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch, Corrour, Tulloch, Roy Bridge and Spean Bridge
3tpd extend to Mallaig, calling at Banavie, Corpach, Loch Eil Outward Bound, Locheilside, Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Beasdale, Arisaig, Morar
trains run linked to an Oban portion between Glasgow and Crianlarich
Fort William to Mallaig 1 Banavie, Corpach, Loch Eil Outward Bound, Locheilside, Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Beasdale, Arisaig, Morar
Dalmally to Oban 1 Loch Awe, Falls of Cruachan, Taynuilt and Connel Ferry
Far North & Kyle of Lochalsh Lines
Route tpd Calling at Stock
Inverness to Dingwall 5 Beauly, Muir of Ord and Conon Bridge
1tpd extended to Invergordon, calling at Alness. 2tpd extended to Tain calling at Alness, Invergordon and Fearn. 1tpd extended to Ardgay calling at Alness, Invergordon, Fearn and Tain.
158
Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh 4 Beauly, Muir of Ord, Conon Bridge, Dingwall, Garve, Lochluichart, Achanalt, Achnasheen, Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Attadale, Stromeferry, Duncraig, Plockton and Duirinish
Inverness to Wick 4 Beauly, Muir of Ord, Conon Bridge, Dingwall, Alness, Invergordon, Fearn, Tain, Ardgay, Culrain, Invershin, Lairg, Rogart, Golspie, Dunrobin Castle, Brora, Helmsdale, Kildonan, Kinbrace, Forsinard, Altnabreac, Scotscalder, Georgemas Junction (trains reverse) Thurso (trains reverse), and Georgemas Junction

InterCityEdit

Glasgow - / Edinburgh - Aberdeen Lines
Route tph Calling at Stock
Edinburgh Waverley to Arbroath 1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Ladybank, Springfield, Cupar, Leuchars, Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Balmossie (limited), Monifieth, Barry Links (limited), Golf Street (limited), Carnoustie
This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
170,
158
Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen 1 Haymarket, Cupar,[a] Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose (two services a day don't call here), Stonehaven
ScotRail trains do not run hours when LNER services run to Aberdeen
43
Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee 4tpd Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Gleneagles, Perth, Invergowrie,
1 train per day in each direction extends to/from Arbroath, calling at Broughty Ferry, Balmossie, Monifieth, Barry Links, Golf Street, Carnoustie, and Arbroath.
158, 170
Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen 1 Stirling, Dunblane (limited), Gleneagles (limited), Perth, Dundee, Broughty Ferry (limited), Carnoustie (1tp2h), Arbroath, Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven, (roughly every other hour), Portlethen,
2 trains per day on weekdays extend to Inverness via Elgin, one starting in Glasgow and one starting in Dundee.
43
Glasgow - Inverness Line
Route tpd Calling at Stock
Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness 5 Larbert (1tpd), Stirling, Dunblane, Gleneagles (2tpd), Perth, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl (4tpd), Dalwhinnie (2tpd), Newtonmore (3tpd), Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge (3tpd) 43
Edinburgh - Inverness Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Edinburgh Waverley to Perth and Inverness 1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Inverkeithing*, Kirkcaldy, Markinch*, Ladybank*
5 trains per day extend to Inverness, calling at Dunkeld & Birnam (3tpd), Pitlochry, Blair Atholl (4tpd), Dalwhinnie (4tpd), Newtonmore (2tpd), Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge (2tpd) *Most trains call at Inverkeithing, Markinch and Ladybank though there is a few trains at certain times of the day that don't call, On Sundays only 4 trains per day operate this way but other trains to/from Perth run via Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling.
43
170
158
Inverness - Aberdeen Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Inverness to Aberdeen 12 Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Keith, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Kintore, Dyce 43
170
158
Inverurie to Montrose 2

Kintore, Dyce, Aberdeen, Portlethen, Stonehaven, Laurencekirk


170
158

StationsEdit

Abellio ScotRail operates 352 stations in Scotland.[16] Not included are Glasgow Prestwick Airport station, owned and operated by the airport,[17] as well as both Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central, which are managed by Network Rail.[18] Abellio ScotRail operates Lockerbie even though none of its services call there. It also took over management of Dunbar, previously operated by Virgin Trains East Coast, in June 2015.[19]

DepotsEdit

Abellio ScotRail's fleet is maintained at Edinburgh Haymarket, Glasgow Eastfield, Glasgow Shields Road, Corkerhill Glasgow Yoker, Ayr Townhead, Bathgate and Inverness as well as a newly built EMU stabling depot at Millerhill in Midlothian.

Rolling stockEdit

Abellio ScotRail operates a diverse fleet of DMUs, EMUs and loco-hauled stock. From Sunday 10 December 2017, Class 380 EMUs were introduced onto services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High (also serving Croy, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket). This was the first step in creating an entirely electric service between the two cities which is now expected to start in October 2018 with Class 385 EMUs, which should have entered service in December 2017, but have been delayed due to a windscreen fault.[needs update][20][21]

Current fleetEdit

Abellio ScotRail were intending to introduce a brand new fleet of 46 three-car and 24 four-car Class 385 electric trains from December 2017, to operate services on the lines being electrified as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme. However, due to infrastructure problems, and issues with the trains involving software and windscreen issues, their introduction was delayed until September. In the meantime Abellio ScotRail hired 10 Class 365 units from Great Northern. These entered service in June 2018.[22]

From October 2018, Abellio ScotRail introduced former Great Western Railway HSTs on services between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, branded as "Inter7City" in reference to Scotland's seven main cities.[23][4][24] The Mark 3 coaches all have refurbished interiors and are fitted with powered doors. There will be 26 sets: 17 five-car and 9 four-car trains.[23] As with the Class 385s there have been delays getting the refurbished trains into service. As a result, some HST sets were pressed in to service without refurbishment to allow for others to have refurbishment completed. As of May 2020, ScotRail operates an entirely refurbished HST fleet.

This new rolling stock resulted in ten Class 156, eight Class 158 and 21 Class 170 sets returning to their leasing companies when their leases expired in 2018.[25] Transport Scotland negotiated to retain an extra 13 Class 170s to support services through Fife to Aberdeen, the Fife Circle Line, and the Borders railway.[26] Arriva Rail North received five of the 156s, all the 158s and 16 of the 170s.[27] Five Class 170s (170416-170420) are to move to East Midlands Railway in 2020.[28]

Trainset Class Image Type Top speed Number Cars Routes Built Notes
mph km/h
Shunting locomotive
08[citation needed]   Shunter 15 24 2 N/A Stock movements at Inverness TMD 1952–62
Inter-City
High Speed Train 43   Diesel locomotive 125 200 54 4/5 Aberdeen-Inverness Line, Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness
1975-82
  • Operates under the brand Inter7City.
  • Fleet consists of 9 four-coach and 17 five-coach trains.
  • 1 four coach train damaged in the Stonehaven derailment.
Mark 3

 

Passenger carriage 121
Diesel multiple units
Sprinter 156 Super Sprinter   DMU 75 120 43 2 Glasgow South Western Line
Maryhill Line
West Highland Line
1987–89
158/0 Express Sprinter   90 145 40 Aberdeen-Inverness Line
Borders Railway
Far North Line
Fife Circle Line
Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness
Kyle of Lochalsh line
Maryhill Line
1989–92
 
Bombardier Turbostar 170/3 & 170/4   100 161 35 3 Aberdeen-Inverness Line
Borders Railway
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Fife Circle Line
Maryhill Line
North Berwick Line (Peak times)
1999–2001
2003–05
1 unit will be transferred to East Midlands Railway in 2020.
 
 
Electric multiple units
BR Second Generation (Mark 3) 318   EMU 90 145 21 3 North Clyde Line
Whifflet Line
Cumbernauld Line
Inverclyde Line
Paisley Canal Line
Argyle Line
Cathcart Circle Lines
Glasgow to Lanark via Motherwell
1985–86
320/3 & 320/4   22 1990
  100 161 12 1989–90
Alstom Coradia Juniper 334   90 145 40 North Clyde Line
Argyle Line
1999–2002
 
Siemens Desiro 380/0 & 380/1   100 161 22 3 Ayrshire Coast Line
Paisley Canal Line
Inverclyde Line
Cathcart Circle Lines
North Berwick Line
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts
2009–11
  16 4
 

 

Hitachi AT200 385/0 & 385/1   46 3 Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line
Glasgow/Edinburgh to North Berwick/Dunbar
Glasgow/Edinburgh to Dunblane and Alloa
Glasgow-Cathcart Circle/Neilston/Newton
Cumbernauld Line
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Motherwell and Carstairs
Glasgow to Lanark via Motherwell
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts
Inverclyde Line
Argyle Line
2015–19 Operates under the brand eXpress.
  24 4
 
 

Future fleetEdit

In June 2018 it was announced that Abellio ScotRail would lease five Class 153 and reconfigure them to accommodate bikes and other outdoors sports equipment. The Class 153s will be attached to Class 156s which will operate the line from 2020 travelling between Glasgow, Oban, Fort William and Mallaig initially, and may eventually be introduced on Northern lines between Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh and Wick.[29]

Trainset Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Into Service Built Routes
mph km/h
Diesel multiple units
Super Sprinter 153   DMU 75 120 5 1 TBC[30] 1987–88 West Highland Line

Past fleetEdit

This new rolling stock resulted in ten Class 156, eight Class 158 and 21 Class 170 sets returning to their leasing companies when their leases expired in 2018.[25] Transport Scotland negotiated to retain an extra 13 Class 170s to support services through Fife to Aberdeen, the Fife Circle Line, and the Borders railway.[26] Arriva Rail North received five of the 156s, all the 158s and 16 of the 170s.[27] Five Class 170s (170416-170420) are to move to East Midlands Railway in 2020.[28]

Former train types operated by ScotRail include:

Trainset Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Routes Withdrawn Built Notes
mph km/h
Locomotive hauled stock
68   Diesel locomotive 100

161

2 N/A Fife Circle Line 2020 2013–14 On hire from Direct Rail Services from April 2015 until May 2020.
Mark 2   Passenger carriage 12 6 1973–75
Diesel multiple units
Sprinter 156 Super Sprinter   DMU 75 121 5 2 Glasgow South Western Line
Maryhill Line
West Highland Line
2018 1987–89 156s, 158s and 16 170s transferred to Arriva Rail North.
4 170s transferred to East Midlands Railway.
158/0 Express Sprinter   90 145 8 Aberdeen-Inverness Line
Borders Railway
Far North Line
Fife Circle Line
Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness
Kyle of Lochalsh line
Maryhill Line
1989–92
Bombardier Turbostar 170/4   100 161 20 3 Aberdeen-Inverness Line
Borders Railway
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Fife Circle Line
Maryhill Line
North Berwick Line (Peak times)
2018 (16)
2020 (4)
1999-2005
Electric multiple units
314   EMU 70 113 16 3 Cathcart Circle Lines
Inverclyde Line
Paisley Canal Line
2018–19 1979 All stored but 1 scrapped and replaced by Class 385.
 

 

Networker 365 Networker Express   100 161 10 4 Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line
Edinburgh to Dunblane
2019 1994–95 Stored

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b station served infrequently

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First ScotRail
Operator of ScotRail franchise
2015 - 2022
Succeeded by
Incumbent