Thousands take advantage of extra seats for V&A official opening

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The number of customers travelling to Dundee increased by more than 37 per cent last weekend, as thousands took advantage of ScotRail’s extra services for the official opening of the V&A in Dundee.

With 10,000 people attending an event last Friday (September 14) and thousands more visiting on Saturday and Sunday, ScotRail vastly enhanced services for customers.

An additional late-night train ran on Friday, with more than 50 trains on Saturday operating with extra seats.

Thousands of those attending the events benefitted, with more than 11,000 travelling to and from Dundee over the three days, compared with 8,000 from the same weekend last year.

ScotRail Head of Service Planning Dave Smith said:

“Throughout the year we increase capacity on trains and run additional services to support major events and the opening of the V&A was a fantastic opportunity to support our customers attending.

“We are delighted to see that so many people took advantage of the extra capacity on trains and were able to enjoy the experience over the weekend.

“The feedback has been very positive from customers and we will continue to boost services for events throughout the country in the coming months.”