Edinburgh-Glasgow energised

A Class 170 enters Glasgow Queen Street. PAUL BIGLAND/RAIL.

Electrification on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High route was energised on September 2, ahead of the first electric trains running in passenger service this December.

The 46-mile route is the first of four phases of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) to be energised. However, the electrics will enter traffic a year later than planned.

A ScotRail spokesman told RAIL the plan was for Class 380s to begin testing on the route from October, once the safety testing process that started on September 2 was complete, with the Hitachi Rail Europe-built Class 385s then entering traffic from December. 

  • For much more on this, read RAIL 835, published on September 13.

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  • AndrewJGwilt1989 - 11/09/2017 03:06

    With the Class 385's that will soon be in service from November or December. The Class 170's are likely to go elsewhere aswell the Class 159's once the Class 385's are in service and the Edinburgh-Glasgow line via High Falkirk is completed and is fully electrified.

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