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Welcome to Rail Scotland

Rail services in Scotland
There are six main rail operators in Scotland -

Caledonian Sleeper
Operating overnight sleeper services between Scotland and London

Cross Country
Operating Express Inter City services between Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh to the Midlands and South Coast

London North Eastern Railway
Operating Express Inter City services between Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Perth, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh to the North East of England, Yorkshire and London

TransPennine Express
Operating Express regional services between Glasgow and Edinburgh to the North West of England and Manchester

Operating local and regional services throughout Scotland

Virgin Trains
Operating Express Inter City services between Glasgow and Edinburgh to the North West of England, Birmingham, and London
Full details of all the major Railway Stations in Scotland
This section is currently being developed and will include all stations in Scotland
Scottish Government confirms award of new ScotRail franchise to Abellio
Keith Brown MSP confirmed on Wednesday 08 October 2014 that Abellio has been awarded the new ScotRail franchise  
The new franchise commences on 01 April 2015 for a period of 7 years, with a 3 year extension award in year five, to a maximum of 10 years
The franchise will see new and refurbishment of rolling stock
The franchise will be updated during its course to take into account the EGIP project, and the franchisee will be required to procure new rolling stock
WiFi will also be installed on all trains during the franchise (although no deadline is included)
Looking for a hotel?
Best Western Hotels have a range of hotels, many near to the major rail stations in Scotland, offering a 2-night leisure break rate from £42.50 per person per night

Best Western Hotels  Summer offer

Children up to the age of 12 are also entitled to a free breakfast during their stay
Looking for an all-inclusive break?
Superbreaks have teamed up with the following Passenger Train Companies
Includes two nights in a hotel plus return rail travel, which can be upgraded to First Class

East Coast Rail Offer
Map of all destinations, including hotels

With all London hotels bookings is a Smartsave pack, which includes a street map, and 20% discounts at selected London and UK attractions, and London restaurants
Oyster travel cards may also be included, costing £18, which includes £15 pre-loaded credit and £3 non-refundable issue fee

The Dutchflyer is a partnership between Greater Anglia train services and ferry operator Stena Line offering you an attractive alternative to airline travel with competitive fares
From just £39* single, Dutchflyer is the affordable and comfortable way to travel from London or East Anglia to any Dutch city in Holland with an inclusive combination train and ferry ticket

Use our Greater Anglia Seat Plans when booking your ticket online
Scottish Government confirms award of new ScotRail sleeper franchise
Keith Brown MSP confirmed on Wednesday 28 May 2014 that Serco has been awarded the new ScotRail sleeper franchise
The new franchise commences on 01 April 2015 for a period of 15 years
An investment plan of £100m has been included, to which Serco will order new rolling stock to be introduced around 2018
Abellio confirms order for new rolling stock
Abellio have confirmed on Thursday 09 October 2014 that Hitachi will build the new rolling stock for the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Program (EGIP)
The order is for 234 vehicles which will be formed into -
46 three-car EMU
24 four-car EMU
The new rolling stock will be introduced in 2017 and will operate on -
Edinburgh - Falkirk High - Glasgow Queen Street
Edinburgh - Dunblane  
Glasgow Queen Street - Alloa
Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston

Due to the Glasgow Queen Street improvement not being completed until 2019 the maximum train length will initially be 7 cars, but once completed will be increased to 8 cars
Ayr Station restrictions (August and September 2018)
ScotRail have advised that restrictions will apply at Ayr station, until further notice

Entry and exit is via either Platform One (revised) and Four (unchanged)

A REDUCED service will operate, restricted to four carriages only :
Ayr - Glasgow Central

NO service between Ayr and Stranraer :
A replacement bus service will operate

Services between Glasgow Central and Stranraer :
No service between Kilmarnock and Stranraer
Passengers travelling between Kilmarnock and Stranraer will be provided with a taxi, connecting to the above replacement bus service at Ayr

Services between Paisley Gilmour Street and Glasgow Central :
Passengers are recommended to use Gourock and Wemyss Bay services