Scotrail focuses on a simple objective: working with all partners, not just in transport, to serve the full door-to-door journey requirements of our passengers.

ScotRail Trains Limited is owned by the Scottish Government and overseen by Scottish Rail Holdings Limited (SRH Ltd). This publicly-owned company now operates rail services in Scotland and will continue to be known as ‘ScotRail’.

From May 2022, ScotRail will operate around 2,150 daily services providing more than 590,000 seats. That is an increase of nearly 150 services each day compared to when the consultation began last year and more daily seats than was provided in 2018 when 97 million passengers used ScotRail services.

Based on the feedback received, we’ve made some changes to our initial plans where the evidence supports such a step. For example:

  • A direct service will operate all day between Perth and Kirkcaldy rather than via Dunfermline as was proposed. More services will also operate during the evenings in Fife.
  • An additional early morning service will operate from New Cumnock to Glasgow and evening peak and late evening services from Glasgow to Dumfries.
  • The interval between services at the stations between Perth and Inverness is better spaced with more trains stopping at some stations.
  • A half-hourly service will operate during the day on the Borders railway on a trial basis to test how quickly off-peak demand recovers and grows beyond pre-pandemic levels, compared to the original proposal of an hourly off-peak service.
  • More services will be added to the Edinburgh Waverley – Glasgow Central via Carstairs and via Shotts routes in December 2022 and May 2023 due to a delay in driver training during the pandemic.
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