Tag: Rail

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More seats for commuters on North Berwick line

The introduction of brand-new class 385 electric trains from December will deliver an improved experience for East Lothian commuters. The key improvements at a glance: Half of North Berwick to Edinburgh services will have 6 carriages 08:07 from Prestonpans to Edinburgh will now have 4 carriages 07:55 from North Berwick to Edinburgh will now have…
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October 1, 2018 0

New electric train ready for North Berwick route

ScotRail will take another step forward in delivering faster journeys, more seats, and better services for customers with the introduction of a brand new Hitachi class 385 electric train to its North Berwick route. Passengers travelling between North Berwick and Edinburgh will be able to experience the new six-carriage train from Monday, 10 September, as…
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September 7, 2018 0

The ScotRail Alliance – taking Pride in its appearance

ScotRail Alliance brands trains with Pride rainbows to celebrate the LGBTI event   ScotRail trains have been branded with the rainbow symbol to mark Pride Edinburgh this weekend.   Two ScotRail Class 170 trains have been branded with Pride’s iconic rainbow symbol in support of Pride Edinburgh, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday).   The trains…
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June 15, 2018 0

ScotRail Alliance to confirm improvements in East Lothian

The ScotRail Alliance will confirm how they are improving rail services for customers in East Lothian at a public meeting on Thursday evening (03 May). The most recent figures show the level of service on the North Berwick route has improved in recent months, with 94.1 per cent of ScotRail trains meeting their target arrival…
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May 2, 2018 0

Parliamentarians to hold public meeting on local rail concerns

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are holding a public meeting to provide a further opportunity for rail users to highlight ongoing problems with the service on the North Berwick Line. The local parliamentarians have decided to hold the meeting following continued widespread frustration and complaints about the issues that have dogged the line,…
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April 7, 2018 0

ScotRail Alliance launches new £400,000 Cycling Fund

The ScotRail Alliance has launched a £400,000 Cycle Fund, as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access and facilities for cyclists at Scotland’s railway stations.  Over the next four years, £100,000 a year will be made available to local councils and community organisations. This funding will be used to deliver projects which contribute to…
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March 27, 2018 0

SCOTRAIL ALLIANCE PUBLISHES DETAILS OF PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Series of action plans to improve performance – including Golden Trains, Fleet Upgrades and Asset Improvement Programme Performance has fallen 0.7% below expected levels in recent months to just under 90% Publication comes as ScotRail Alliance steps up its ‘Ready for Autumn’ campaign The ScotRail Alliance has published details on how they will improve train…
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October 20, 2016 0

RAGES: Write to your MSP

This note was circulated at the RAGES – Rail Action Group East of Scotland AGM. Reston and East Linton stations are within our grasp and we need you to keep up the pressure on your MSP and ultimately the Transport Minister, otherwise we face another 20 years of closed stations and no hope of trains…
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October 12, 2016 0

RAGES OPEN MEETING AT PRESTONPANS

RAGES has organised an open meeting and invited Phil Verster, Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance, to discuss the current and future operation of the Edinburgh to North Berwick and Dunbar service and the future service to Berwick.  The meeting will be held in Prestonpans Town Hall on 25th July 2016 at 19:00 until 21:00. All…
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July 17, 2016 0

Your Railway, Your Say

Any commuters on the North Berwick to Edinburgh peak time trains can attest to the overcrowding and unreliability of the ticket machines. ScotRail has launched The Platform – an online panel to give you a chance to have your say on how Scotland’s railway is run. To register, you will need to complete a few…
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December 1, 2015 0