Peak fares abolished in Scottish trial

ScotRail Nos 43036/145 call at Haymarket with the 13.29 Edinburgh-Inverness on 18 July 2023.

The Scottish Government is to abolish peak-time fares on ScotRail from 2 October to 31 March 2024. 

It says it is a bid to make rail travel more affordable and accessible. More passengers are expected to use ScotRail services with cheaper fares in the mornings expected to be attractive. 

Scotland’s Railway Managing Director Alex Hynes described the trial as ‘hugely exciting,’ adding: ‘Everyone at ScotRail is working hard to make sure that this six-month trial will be a success, and we will be monitoring our services and stations daily to see where we have any significant increases in customer journeys.

‘We know that cost and simplicity is a critical factor for people when they choose how to travel, and we are looking forward to delivering this fantastic fare reduction for our customers.’