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Abellio ScotRail (Scottish Gaelic: Rèile na h-Alba),[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 since 1 April 2015.

ScotRail
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Overview
Franchise(s)ScotRail
1 April 2015 – 31 March 2025
Main Region(s)Scotland
Other Region(s)Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
Stations operated352
National Rail abbreviationSR
Parent companyAbellio
Websitewww.scotrail.co.uk

Contents

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 will operate for 7 years with a 3-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]

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.[11] 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.[12][13]

Current off-peak services are as follows.[14]

Central Belt UrbanEdit

Argyle Line
Route tph Calling at
Milngavie to Motherwell and Cumbernauld 2 Hillfoot, Bearsden, Westerton, Anniesland, Hyndland, Partick, Exhibition Centre, Anderston, Glasgow Central, Argyle Street, Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Newton, Blantyre, Hamilton West, Hamilton Central and Airbles
1tph extended to/from Cumbernauld, calling at Whifflet, Coatbridge Central and Greenfaulds
Dalmuir to Larkhall via Singer 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 and Motherwell 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 extended to/from Motherwell
North Clyde Line
Route tph Calling at
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
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 via Singer 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
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
Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Springburn, Stepps, Gartcosh, Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld, Camelon, Falkirk Grahamston, Polmont, Linlithgow, Edinburgh Park and Haymarket (Runs between Glasgow QS and Cumbernauld on Sundays only)
Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland 2 Ashfield, Possilpark & Parkhouse, Gilshochill, Summerston, Maryhill and Kelvindale
Cathcart Circle Lines
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Central to Newton 2 Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida, 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 2 Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida trains continue via Cathcart
2 Pollokshields West, Maxwell Park, Shawlands, Pollokshaws East, Langside, Cathcart trains continue via Mount Florida
Paisley Canal Line
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Central to Paisley Canal 2 Dumbreck, Corkerhill, Mosspark, Crookston and Hawkhead(1ph runs on Sundays)
Shotts and Lanark Lines
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Central to Lanark 2 Cambuslang, Uddingston, Bellshill, Motherwell, Shieldmuir, Wishaw and Carluke
Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley 1 Bellshill, Shotts, West Calder, Livingston South and Haymarket
1 Uddingston, Bellshill, Holytown, Carfin, Hartwood, Shotts, Fauldhouse, Breich, Addiewell, West Calder, Livingston South, Kirknewton, Curriehill, Wester Hailes, Kingsknowe, Slateford and Haymarket
Inverclyde Line
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Central to Gourock 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
2 Paisley Gilmour Street, Bishopton, Port Glasgow, Greenock Central, Greenock West and Fort Matilda
Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay 1 Paisley Gilmour Street, Bishopton, Port Glasgow, Whinhill, Drumfrochar, Branchton, IBM and Inverkip
Ayrshire Coast Line
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Central to Ayr 2 Kilwinning, Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town and Newton-on-Ayr (1tph)
2 Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Milliken Park, Howwood, Lochwinnoch, Glengarnock, Dalry, Kilwinning, Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick International Airport and Prestwick Town
Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour 1 Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Dalry, Kilwinning, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan Town
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
Glasgow Central to East Kilbride 2 Crossmyloof, Pollokshaws West, Thornliebank, Giffnock, Clarkston, Busby, Thorntonhall (1tph) and Hairmyres
Glasgow Central to Barrhead 2 Crossmyloof, Pollokshaws West, Kennishead, Priesthill & Darnley and Nitshill
Carstairs and North Berwick Lines
Route tp2h Calling at
Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley 1 Motherwell, Wishaw, Carluke, Carstairs and Haymarket
is supplimented by CrossCountry rail services running alternate hours This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
Edinburgh Waverley to Dunbar 1 Musselburgh
is supplimented by CrossCountry rail services running alternate hours This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick 2 (1tph) Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry and Drem (This service also operates half hourly on Saturdays (2tph))
Croy & Dunblane Lines
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling 2 Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Croy, Larbert
1tph extended to/from Alloa. 1tph extended to Dunblane via 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 Line
Route tph Calling at
Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank 2 Brunstane, Newcraighall, Shawfair, Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow (1tph) and Galashiels (Runs hourly on Sundays)
Fife Circle Line
Route tph Calling at
Edinburgh Waverley to Glenrothes with Thornton 1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy
Edinburgh Waverley to Edinburgh Waverley via Fife 1 Haymarket, South Gyle, Dalmeny, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy
trains continue via Glenthroes
1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gatway, 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

InterCity and RuralEdit

Glasgow - Falkirk - Edinburgh Line
Route tph Calling at
Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley 2 Croy, Falkirk High, Haymarket
2 Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow, Haymarket
Glasgow / Edinburgh - Aberdeen Lines
Route tph Calling at
Edinburgh Waverley to Arbroath 1 Haymarket, Edinburgh Gateway, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Markinch, Ladybank, Cupar, Leuchars, Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Carnoustie
Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen 1 Haymarket, Cupar (infrequent), Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose (about every two hours), Laurencekirk (infrequent), Stonehaven
does not run hours when LNER services run to Aberdeen
Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen 1 Stirling, Dunblane (infrequent), Gleneagles (infrequent), Perth, Dundee, Broughty Ferry (infrequent), Carnoustie (about every two hours), Arbroath, Montrose, Laurencekirk (about every two hours), Stonehaven (about every two hours), Portlethen (infrequent)
stopping pattern is irregular
Glasgow - Inverness Line
Route tpd Calling at
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)
Edinburgh - Inverness Line
Route tph Calling at
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)
Glasgow South Western Line
Route tp2h Calling at
Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock 3 Barrhead, Dunlop, Stewarton and Kilmaurs
combines with every-two-hours Glasgow-Carlisle service to give 2tph Glasgow-Kilmarnock
Glasgow Central to Carlisle 1 Dunlop, Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar, Dumfries, Annan and Gretna Green
2 trains per day only go as far as Dumfries and 1 only goes as far as New Cumnock.
Dumfries to Carlisle 1 Annan, Gretna Green
combines with every-two-hours Glasgow-Carlisle service to give 1tph Dumfries-Carlisle 1 train per day to/from Dumfries is operated by Northern using their own Class 156s.
Kilmarnock to Stranraer 1 Troon, Prestwick International Airport, Prestwick Town, Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Barrhill
4tpd extend from Glasgow Central, 2tpd extend to Glasgow Central. This service doesn't operate on Sundays.
Ayr to Girvan 1 Maybole
combines with hourly Glasgow/Kilmarnock - Stranraer service to give 1tph Ayr-Girvan
Inverness - Aberdeen Line
Route tp2h Calling at
Inverness to Aberdeen 1 Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Keith, Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Dyce
West Highland Line
Route tpd Calling at
Glasgow Queen Street to Oban 3 Dalmuir, Dumbarton Central, Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum Lower, Dalmally, Loch Awe, Taynuilt and Connel Ferry
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 portion between Glasgow and Crianlarich
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, Taynuilt and Connel Ferry
Far North & Kyle of Lochalsh Lines
Route tpd Calling at
Inverness to Dingwall 5 Beauly, Muir of Ord and Conon Bridge
4tpd extend to Invergordon calling at Alness, of which 3tpd extend to Tain calling at Fearn, 1 of which extends to Ardgay.
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

StationsEdit

Abellio ScotRail operates 352 stations in Scotland.[15] Not included are Glasgow Prestwick Airport station, owned and operated by the airport,[16] as well as both Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central, which are managed by Network Rail.[17] 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.[18]

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. Abellio ScotRail began operations with the rolling stock below, mainly transferred from First ScotRail:[19][20]

Current fleetEdit

Class Image Type Top speed Number Cars Routes Built Notes
mph km/h
Class 43 High Speed Train   Diesel locomotive 125 201 54 N/A Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Glasgow to Aberdeen

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness

Inverness to Aberdeen

1975–82 Operates under the brand Inter7City

Some sets operating with unrefurbished stock in First Great Western/GWR debranded livery.

Carriage Mark 3   Passenger carriage 121 4 and 5
Class 68   Diesel Locomotive 100 160 2 N/A Fife Circle Line 2013-14 On hire from DRS
Carriage Mark 2   Passenger Carriage 12 6 1973-75
Class 156 Super Sprinter   DMU 75 120 43 2 Glasgow South Western Line

East Kilbride Branch

West Highland Line

Maryhill Line

Tyne Valley line

Cumbernauld Line (Until Early 2019)

Shotts Line (Until March 2019)

1987-89 38 units will remain in service with ScotRail after all new rolling stock has been introduced in Summer 2019
Class 158 Express Sprinter   90 145 40 Far North Line

Kyle of Lochalsh Line

Fife Circle

Borders Railway

Inverness to Aberdeen Line

Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts

1989-92 40 units will remain in service with ScotRail after all new rolling stock has been introduced in Summer 2019
Class 170 Turbostar   100 161 39 3 Fife Circle

Borders Railway

North Berwick Line - Peak Only (Until enough 385s in service)

Edinburgh/Glasgow to Dunblane and Alloa (Until enough 385s in service)

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness

1998-2005 34 units will remain in service with ScotRail after all new rolling stock has been introduced in Summer 2019.

The units will be phased out of use on Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen/Inverness and Aberdeen to Inverness services, as more Inter7City trains are introduced.

Class 314   EMU 70 113 7 Cathcart Circle Lines, Inverclyde Line, Paisley Canal Line 1979 To be completely withdrawn when enough Class 385s are introduced to allow cascading of stock
Class 318   90 145 21 North Clyde Line, Whifflet Line, Cumbernauld Line, Inverclyde Line, Paisley Canal Line, Argyle Line, Cathcart Circle Lines, Glasgow to Lanark via Motherwell 1985-86
Class 320   90/100 145/161 34 North Clyde Line, Cumbernauld Line, Whifflet Line, Paisley Canal Line, Inverclyde Line, Argyle Line, Cathcart Circle Lines, Glasgow to Lanark via Motherwell 1990 Nine of these 30 units are Class 320/4s
Class 334 Juniper   90 145 40 North Clyde Line, Helensburgh Central/ Balloch/ Milngavie to Edinburgh Waverley Argyle Line 1999-2002
Class 365 Networker Express   100 161 10 4

Edinburgh to Dunblane Line (Until June 2019 then they will be returned to Great Northern)

As of March 2019, 385s have replaced them on all scheduled services, however, continue to see occasional use on an Ad-hoc basis

1994–1995
Class 380 Desiro   22 3 Ayrshire Coast Line, Paisley Canal Line, Cumbernauld Line, Inverclyde Line

Glasgow and Edinburgh to Dunblane and Alloa

Cathcart Circle Lines

North Berwick and Dunbar services (Until enough Class 385 in service)

2009-11
16 4
Class 385 AT200   46 3 Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line

Glasgow and Edinburgh to North Berwick/Dunbar

Glasgow and Edinburgh to Dunblane and Alloa

Glasgow-Cathcart Circle/Neilston/Newton

Cumbernauld Line

Glasgow to Edinburgh via Motherwell and Carstairs (From Early 2019)

Glasgow to Lanark via Motherwell

Glasgow to Edinburgh via Shotts

Inverclyde Line

2015–2019 Due to replace the Class 314s from Mid 2019
24 4

Future fleetEdit

Abellio ScotRail has mentioned the following as part of the future rolling stock.

Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Into Service Built Routes
mph km/h
Class 153 Super Sprinter   DMU 75 120 5 1 Summer 2019 [21] 1987–88 West Highland Line (From 2019)

Kyle Line, Far North Line (From 2020)


Abellio ScotRail were meant 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 units entered service in June 2018.[22] If Abellio is granted a three-year optional franchise extension, it will order a further 10 three-car Class 385 units.[23][24]

From October 2018, Abellio ScotRail introduced former GWR HSTs on services between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, branded as "Inter7City" in reference to Scotland's seven main cities.[25][4][26] The Mark 3 coaches, up to 40 years old, were intended to all have refurbished interiors and are fitted with powered doors. There will be 26 sets: 17 five-car and 9 four-car trains.[25] As with the Class 385’s there have been delays getting the refurbished trains into service. As a result a considerable number have been pressed in to service without refurbishment to allow for others to have refurbishment completed.

This new rolling stock will result in ten Class 156, eight Class 158 and 21 Class 170 sets returning to their leasing companies when their leases expire in 2018.[27] Transport Scotland negotiated to retain an extra 13 Class 170s to support services through Fife to Aberdeen and the Borders railway.[28] Northern will receive five of the 156s, all the 158s and 16 of the 170s.[29]

In June 2018 it was announced that ScotRail will lease 5 Class 153 and reconfigure them to accommodate bikes and other outdoors sports equipment. The Class 153 will be attached to ScotRail Class 156s which will operate the line from Summer 2019 travelling between Glasgow, Oban, Fort William and Mallaig initially, and may eventually be introduced on Northern lines between Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh and Wick.[30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no SC450732 Archived 14 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine ScotRail Limited
  2. ^ "Scotrail franchise shortlist named" Archived 28 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 1 November 2013
  3. ^ "Dutch firms wins ScotRail franchise from FirstGroup" Archived 21 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 8 October 2014
  4. ^ a b c "Abellio awarded ScotRail franchise" Archived 5 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine Railway Gazette International 8 October 2014
  5. ^ "Abellio awarded contract to operate Scotland's National Railway, ScotRail" (Press release). Abellio. n.d. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  6. ^ Borders railway Archived 8 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport Scotland
  7. ^ ScotRail workers to stage series of six strikes, RMT says Archived 16 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 14 June 2016
  8. ^ RMT members accept ScotRail deal over guards Archived 20 June 2018 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 5 October 2016
  9. ^ RAILNEWS. "ScotRail chief Phil Verster in surprise resignation | Railnews | Today's news for Tomorrow's railway". www.railnews.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Alex Hynes named as new ScotRail Alliance managing director". BBC News. 23 January 2017. Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Serco wins franchise for Caledonian sleeper train service" Archived 29 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine BBC News 28 May 2014
  12. ^ ScotRail Franchise Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport Scotland
  13. ^ ScotRail announces second summer of steam on Borders Railway Archived 9 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine ScotRail 14 June 2016
  14. ^ "ScotRail Train Times". Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Estimates of station usage - Office of Rail and Road". orr.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  16. ^ Station Access Application Archived 24 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Office of Rail Regulation.
  17. ^ Our stations Archived 10 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Network Rail.
  18. ^ ScotRail Franchise Invitation to Tender Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Transport Scotland. 23 January 2014.
  19. ^ Facts & Figures Archived 20 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine Abellio ScotRail
  20. ^ "ScotRail franchise facts & figures" Rail Magazine issue 759 15 October 2014 page 8.
  21. ^ Haigh, Phil (17 December 2018). "Scotrail bike train plans take shape". Rail Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  22. ^ "New ScotRail trains to ease crush on Edinburgh - Glasgow line Archived 25 April 2018 at the Wayback Machine The Scotsman (Glasgow) 22 April 2018
  23. ^ "Hitachi selected for Scottish EMU contract" Archived 15 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine International Railway Journal (London) 9 October 2014
  24. ^ "Hitachi to build ScotRail EMUs" Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine Railway Gazette International 10 October 2014
  25. ^ a b Lissenberg, Ferry (16 October 2018). "Scotrail starts Inter7City service with refurbished HSTs". Railcolor. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  26. ^ ScotRail HST fleet plans Archived 16 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine Rail Magazine 1 September 2015
  27. ^ "Abellio takes over ScotRail" Today's Railways issue 162 June 2015 page 12
  28. ^ ScotRail rail revolution declared as 39 carriages to be retained by ScotRail instead of going elsewhere Archived 2 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine Rail.co.uk 25 March 2016
  29. ^ Abellio ScotRail franchise agreement Archived 29 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine Transport Scotland
  30. ^ Dalton, Alastair (19 June 2018). "Cycle coaches to be hitched to trains to ease bike crush". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Abellio ScotRail at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
First ScotRail
ScotRail franchise
Operator of ScotRail franchise
2015 - 2025
Succeeded by
Incumbent