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Be prepared for winter travel

Be prepared for winter travel

The leaves have gone from the trees, there's frost on car windscreens, and the nights have drawn in. Clearly winter is here, but ScotRail is better prepared than ever before to keep trains moving - and you informed - during severe weather.

We invested £2.2million last year to be better prepared for severe weather, in response to lessons learned in 2010 during the worst weather conditions in Scotland for 45 years.

Thankfully, last winter was not as extreme as the year before but hurricane-force storms in early December and January did cause major issues across Scotland’s transport networks.

The rail industry as a whole is doing everything it can to keep the rail network running and to keep people moving and ScotRail’s Winter Readiness Team has been working hard to make us better placed than ever to deal with extreme weather.

There is no doubt that services will be disrupted if there is a repeat of extreme conditions. However, we will do all we can to keep you informed and take care of you. Click on the links below to find out more about how to prepare for winter

Whatever the weather, it’s worth checking our website for updates before travelling.


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