RAIL REVOLUTION SPREADS IN SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND IS ON THE CUSP OF BENEFITING FROM INVESTMENT IN THE NETWORK, REPORTS JAMES ABBOTT

Wires have been energised at 25kV between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley via Croy and Falkirk. This milestone in the Edinburgh – Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), passed on 2 September, sets the stage for an improvement in service in the Scottish central belt in coming months and years. Network Rail was expected to pass the electrified wires for operations in early October, after which operator ScotRail can commence testing EMUs on the new infrastructure.

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