ScotRail scoops multiple wins at Golden Spanner awards

Last updated: Friday, 3 December 2021

ScotRail is celebrating success following multiple wins at this year’s Golden Spanner awards.

The train operator scooped four Bronze Spanners at the annual awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, 26 November in London, and celebrates excellence in train maintenance across the UK rail network.

ScotRail’s electric fleet of Class 334, Class 320, and Class 380 trains – which are all maintained at the operator's Shield Road depot in Glasgow – picked up a Bronze Spanner, as did its Class 170 fleet which is maintained at Haymarket Depot.

The Golden Spanner awards cover train reliability over a twelve-month period, with trains split into categories based on their age and type: Most Reliable (Gold); Most Improved Reliability (Silver); and Fastest Incident Recovery (Bronze).

Bronze Spanners reflect how quickly a train can be back on the move and completing its journey when a technical problem occurs.

The awards ceremony is organised by trade publication, Modern Railways, and is valued highly within the rail industry as awards are decided based purely on data reported to Rail Delivery Group each month.

Gareth Rollings, ScotRail Head of Depots, said:

“To collect one prize at the Golden Spanner Awards is always a great achievement, but to pick up four is absolutely fantastic.

“These wins are testament to the hard work and dedication of our fleet engineering team who go above and beyond each and every day to ensure issues are resolved and trains are back in service as quickly as possibly following incident. I couldn’t be prouder of the team.”