ScotRail introduces first eight-carriage Class 385 trains

Monday, 29 July 2019

ScotRail has taken another step forward in delivering for its customers by introducing the first eight-carriage Class 385 trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Built by Hitachi Rail, the Class 385 trains deliver faster journeys, more seats, and better services for ScotRail customers.

Their introduction earlier today (Monday 29 July) on the route between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High has enabled ScotRail to provide more seats than ever before for the Edinburgh Festivals.

The roll-out of the state-of-the-art trains has been made possible by the Scottish Government funded electrification of the main line between Scotland’s two largest cities and the completion of platform extensions at Glasgow Queen Street station and Edinburgh Waverley delivered by Network Rail Scotland.

It also forms part of Abellio’s £475million investment in Scotland’s Railway.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said:

“This is another important step forward for ScotRail and I am delighted that more customers will now be able to travel on our brand-new class 385 electric trains.

“These eight-carriage trains will help us deliver more seats than ever before during the Edinburgh Festivals.

“It’s all been made possible by the unprecedented investment in Scotland’s Railway over the last few years.”