Scotland in Focus: Scotland plots its rail recovery

IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD, TEAM SCOTLAND IS TARGETING GROWTH IN LEISURE AND TOURISM TRAFFIC AND A BUOYANT FUTURE FOR RAIL FREIGHT, AS PHILIP SHERRATT REPORTS

Desiro in Ayrshire: No 380022 works the 15.31 Glasgow Central to Ayr service at Gailes, Irvine on 1 October 2020.
JAMIE SQUIBBS

The story of Scotland's railway is one of positive progress. New trains, electrification and infrastructure enhancements were all bedding in when the Covid pandemic hit earlier this year, with performance improving and customer satisfaction at an all-time high. And while much time has been spent dealing with the response to coronavirus, rail bosses in Scotland have not lost sight of the need for a long-term vision and are actively examining he story of Scotland’s railway is one of positive how the railway needs to respond to the changes to travel patterns brought by the pandemic.

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