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ScotRail train fleet now exceeds 1,000 carriages

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Scotland’s Railway now has a fleet of over 1,000 carriages, an increase of over 28 since the start of the current Abellio franchise.

As ScotRail completed its rollout of Class 385 trains into passenger service last month, the final addition to the 70-strong fleet of electric trains brought the train operator’s total number of carriages across Scotland’s Railway to 1,016.

Class 385 trains wait for their next scheduled service.

The state-of-the-art Hitachi built Class 385 trains operate on routes across Central Scotland, and the completion of platform extensions at Glasgow Queen Street station by Network Rail has enabled ScotRail to operate eight-carriage Class 385 Express trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High.

Even more are on their way, as ScotRail is also in the process of introducing 26 refurbished high-speed Inter7City trains to connect Scotland’s seven cities as part of Abellio’s £475million investment in Scotland’s Railway. When this rollout is complete, it will allow the train operator to make better use of its existing trains, with even more carriages deployed to Fife and the Borders.

To make way for the new trains, ScotRail’s Class 314 trains, which operated on routes across Strathclyde since 1979, have been retired.

Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway.

Scotland’s Railway managing director Alex Hynes said: “We know that one of the biggest concerns for our customers is busy trains, so to now have more than one thousand carriages delivering more seats across the network is another import milestone for ScotRail.

“The introduction of our new and upgraded trains has also helped improve journey times and provide a better experience for our customers.

“It’s all been made possible by the unprecedented investment in Scotland’s Railway over the last few years.”

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