Local stations upgraded ahead of roll-out of brand new trains

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The ScotRail Alliance has upgraded a number of stations between Glasgow and Edinburgh, ahead of brand new electric trains entering service in the coming months.

Former waiting areas at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket have been transformed into new ScotRail lounges.

Customers can now benefit from a refurbished area with padded benches, new flooring, and softer lighting, making the stations a more pleasant and relaxing place to catch a train.

The lounged at Linlithgow and Haymarket offer a place to relax or work in comfort, with a mix of sofas and padded chairs, as well as space to work.

As part of the investment, 11 new self-service ticket machines have been installed across Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, and Linlithgow. New 24-inch and 46-inch digital customer information screens are also being installed, along with additional platform seats.

ScotRail Alliance Head of Commercial Development Peter O'Connell said:

“We’re building the best railway Scotland’s ever had, and improving our station facilities is a key part of this.

“This refurbishment programme is a clear sign of what’s to come as we prepare to roll-out brand-new electric trains along the route – delivering faster journeys, more seats, and better services.”