Class 380 train celebrates 10-year anniversary

Last updated: Tuesday, 8 December 2020

ScotRail’s much-loved fleet of Class 380 electric trains is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Over the last 10 years there have been almost 125 million passenger journeys on the 38 trains which have clocked up nearly 50 million miles from Ayrshire to Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Lothian and beyond.

So, it’s little wonder ScotRail decided the Class 380s deserved a makeover.

The transformation of the 130 carriages includes new seat upholstery, a paint refresh, the installation of new flooring, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails.

The refurbishment is taking place at the train operator’s Shields Road Depot in Glasgow, with each train taking around two weeks to complete.

Class 380s were introduced to Scotland’s Railway in December 2010, operating in Ayrshire and Inverclyde initially, but now serve customers on routes across the country, including:

Glasgow Central – Edinburgh via Carstairs
Glasgow Central – Ayr
Glasgow Central – Largs / Ardrossan Harbour
Glasgow Central – Gourock / Wemyss Bay
Edinburgh – North Berwick / Dunbar

Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail Engineering Director, said:

“These trains are the real workhorses of Scotland’s Railway. It’s amazing to think they have clocked up almost 50 million miles during the last 10 years.

“Since their introduction, the Class 380s have been incredibly popular and their interior face-lift will help make rail travel a more modern, comfortable and popular option for customers.”