New trains

We’re investing £475 million in new and better trains for Scotland.

This investment will deliver:

  • Faster journeys
  • 100,000 more weekday seats
  • Better services

And that’s not all. The new trains will have the following features:

  • Improved accessibility
  • More power sockets
  • Better WiFi

The new and better trains will be introduced first on the Edinburgh Waverley-Glasgow Queen Street route.

New trains will then be introduced on the following routes:

  • Edinburgh Waverley – Stirling/Dunblane/Alloa
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Stirling/Dunblane/Alloa
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Cumbernauld/Falkirk Grahamston
  • Edinburgh Waverley – North Berwick
  • Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Central via Carstairs
  • Glasgow Central – Lanark/Neilston/Cathcart Circle

The trains are being built by Hitachi

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We are electrifying the line to allow our new trains to enter service – first between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High, and then the routes between Edinburgh/Glasgow and Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.

EGIP Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme logoHere’s what the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) will deliver:

  • 150 kilometres of new electrified railway
  • Three redeveloped stations: Cumbernauld (completed), Haymarket (completed) and Glasgow Queen Street (started in 2017)
  • One new station: Edinburgh Gateway (completed)
  • One new depot for electric trains at Millerhill, east of Edinburgh
  • Longer platforms, to take longer trains at Linlithgow, Polmont, Falkirk High and Croy

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High Speed Trains

We are also introducing high speed trains connecting Scotland’s seven cities.

The new high speed trains will be introduced next year, connecting Aberdeen to Edinburgh.