No first class on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High route from 10 December

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

We are now entering the final stage of testing ahead of the introduction of our brand new Hitachi electric trains.

When we have these in service, people who travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh will have more seats than ever before, benefit from faster journeys and will have access to great facilities like free enhanced WiFi and at seat power points.

However, while we go through this final stage of testing, we are having to make some changes.

We are shifting around some of our fleet across the network, which means that our ability to offer up first class carriages on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk route is going to be significantly diminished. We have taken the decision that it is better to remove first class completely during this period than only offer it on a relatively small number of services.

ScotRail Alliance communications director Rob Shorthouse said:

"We think that this gives customers greater certainty about their journey while we go through this period of change. The removal of our first class offering will commence on Sunday, 10 December and will continue into the new year.

"As soon as we get the new trains in service, not only will the first class service be reinstated, it will be vastly upgraded. The new trains really are a leap forward in all regards, but the first class carriage is particularly special."