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  1. 13 October 2014

    Newcraighall timetable changes to accommodate Borders Railway

    First ScotRail and Transport Scotland have agreed a new timetable from December which will expedite services on the new Borders Railway when it opens in 2015.It includes changes to Newcraighall ...

  2. 13 October 2014

    Timetable improvements for Lanarkshire passengers

    Passengers across Lanarkshire can look forward to the biggest ever number of enhancements to the ScotRail timetable from this December.Working in partnership with Transport Scotland, First ...

  3. 08 October 2014


    A STATEMENT FROM FIRSTGROUP PLC FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, has been informed by Transport Scotland that it has not been awarded the new ScotRail ...

  4. 03 October 2014

    Press release: First ScotRail named UK’s best rail operator - and it scoops overall win at Community Rail Awards

    First ScotRail was announced as Rail Operator of the Year at the prestigious National Transport Awards in London last night (Thursday).Judges were impressed with the train operator’s wide range of ...

  5. 20 August 2014

    Press release: Just the Ticket - ScotRail and East Lothian Council sign rail concordat

    Communities across East Lothian are set to benefit from a rail concordat between First ScotRail and East Lothian Council.Train operator ScotRail today (20 August) signed the agreement with East ...

  6. 23 July 2014

    Advice for customers travelling to Glasgow during Commonwealth Games

    As the whole of Scotland gets behind the Commonwealth Games, the popularity of the sporting event has been reflected in the number of train reservations.

  7. 02 July 2014

    Press release: New study reveals impact of ScotRail on the tourist industry

    FIRST ScotRail, part of the Aberdeen based FirstGroup plc., adds an annual £1.22billion in GDP to the Scottish tourism industry, a new study has found.The Fraser of Allander Institute study shows ...

  8. 25 June 2014

    National Rail Passenger Survey

    Nine out of ten rail passengers in Scotland have declared they are satisfied with their train service, it was confirmed today.The 90% rating equals ScotRail’s highest ever rating in this key ...

  9. 17 June 2014

    One-way system to cut queuing times for rail users during Glasgow 2014

    An innovative 'one-way system' will be in place for passengers travelling from Argyle Street and Glasgow Central Low Level stations during the 11 days of Commonwealth Games sport this summer, it ...

  10. 28 May 2014

    Press release: First Minister unveils plaque for award winning business (issued by First ScotRail on behalf of the Railway Heritage Trust)

    First Minister Alex Salmond unveiled a plaque at Inverurie Station on Monday 19 May, 2014 to mark a prestigious award to a business which is based on the platform.The business – the station’s ...