Update on Million Pound Giveaway

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

- 80 per cent of £million giveaway tickets gone in 5 hours

- Customers snapped up tickets at a rate of 3 per second

Over 80 percent of ScotRail’s free off-peak tickets were snapped up within 5 hours of launching the Million Pound Giveaway.

At its peak, three tickets a second were being given away – amounting to over 10,000 per hour.

The free tickets were available on routes across the country, including journeys linking Scotland’s ‘seven cities’, as well as the scenic routes to Fort William and the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Rob Shorthouse, ScotRail Alliance Communications Director, said:

“Our million pound ticket giveaway is proving to be hugely popular. Our website suppliers told us that the first hour of the giveaway was more like the first hour of Glastonbury tickets going on sale. It was just incredible.

“We are building the best railway that Scotland has ever had. We are just delighted that so many people have taken up our offer to have a day out in our beautiful country on us.”