Travelling on our Classic InterCity trains

Our fleet is growing.

You can now enjoy more seats and more services on some of our busiest routes across the country. Connecting Scotland’s seven cities and beyond, our fleet of Classic InterCity trains are helping us on our way to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.

Make the most of your journey

  • With complimentary WiFi, more seats, more room and more comfort, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your journey.
  • First-class carriages boast even more legroom, additional tables and free WiFi. You’ll also enjoy complimentary food and drinks, served to your seat.
  • With a wide range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks, our onboard catering trolley provides plenty of options to treat your taste buds.
  • These trains have space for bicycles too, so when you travel, your bike can tag along (make sure you reserve a bike space before your journey).

You might notice some features aren't what you’re used to, and change is on its way. Over the coming months, Classic trains will be replaced by our Inter7City fleet, bringing even more comfort and style to our intercity services. Here’s some information to help you get familiar with the Classic InterCity and allow you to plan your journey.

Boarding and leaving the train

Our Classic InterCity trains have manually operated doors which are opened from the outside. Take a look at this short video to see how these doors work. If you think using these doors could cause you problems, please let us know by booking assistance here.


Classic InterCity trains will be introduced onto the Edinburgh-Aberdeen, Glasgow-Aberdeen, Edinburgh-Inverness, Glasgow-Inverness and Aberdeen-Inverness routes from 9 December 2018. Our new Inter7City trains also operate on these routes.

Classic InterCity trains have three on-board toilets for your convenience, one in each carriage.

As these trains have previously been in service elsewhere in the UK, the toilets still discharge directly onto the railway track. While we work to add toilet tanks that will stop this practice, we ask all customers not to flush Classic InterCity train toilets while the train is at a station.

Our Classic InterCity trains have a hospitality trolley on-board selling a range hot drinks, soups and porridge pots as well as soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

Classic InterCity trains have space for 2 bicycle reservations. The storage area for bikes on a Classic InterCity train is located in Coach D. Customers with bicycles should look for the image of a bicycle on the side of the train when it pulls into the station and meet the Conductor at this door to store and collect your bicycle.

The Classic InterCity train is longer than the platforms at some stations. When arriving at these stations, the conductor will ask all customers to board and leave the train through a single door. Please listen out for Conductor instructions on-board the train for details.

Stations with short platforms are as follows:

Broughty Ferry, Dalwhinnie, Insch, Invergowrie, Monifeith, Newtonmore, Portlethen, Springfield.