August 1 was the first day that every passenger train on the Edinburgh-Glasgow route was operated by an electric multiple unit.
This follows the introduction on July 24 of Hitachi Rail Class 385s on the line via Falkirk High (RAIL 858). ScotRail used a mixture of Class 365s, ‘380s’ and ‘385s’ on the line.
“Delivering a fully electric service on our flagship Edinburgh to Glasgow route is another major milestone for Scotland’s railway,” said ScotRail Alliance Managing Director Alex Hynes.
So far only two Class 385s are in traffic, but more are expected in the coming weeks.
- For the FULL story on the Class 385s finally entering traffic, read RAIL 858, available now.