Scotrail
#1
Scotrail
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scot...s-27599963

Scotrail have lost the Caledonian Sleeper franchise to Serco.
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#2
RE: Scotrail
(28 May 2014, 10:17 am)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scot...s-27599963

Scotrail have lost the Caledonian Sleeper franchise to Serco.

Not been a good couple of days for First with the loss of this and FCC.

#3
RE: Scotrail
Baffling decision to award it to Serco.
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#4
RE: Scotrail
(28 May 2014, 4:10 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Not been a good couple of days for First with the loss of this and FCC.

Fall out from the wcml fiasco perhaps?
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#5
RE: Scotrail
More bad news for First tomorrow - as Abellio expected to be named Scotrail winner

#6
RE: Scotrail
Abellio have confirmed plans to purchase AT200 trains for the Edinburgh - Glasgow route.

These will be manufactured at the Hitachi plant in Newton Aycliffe.
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#7
RE: Scotrail
(11 Oct 2014, 1:39 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Abellio have confirmed plans to purchase AT200 trains for the Edinburgh - Glasgow route.

These will be manufactured at the Hitachi plant in Newton Aycliffe.

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/bus...70-7911671

#8
RE: Scotrail
Events on Inverclyde line to mark World Mental Health day.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29550882

New route out of Edinburgh into border region started.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-sout...d-29505220
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#9
RE: Scotrail
Keep meaning to mention this - with the talk of HST's elsewhere reminding me.

A number of HST sets (rumoured to be from FGW), are said to heading to Scotland on Intercity work.
This will displace Turbostars, 156 and 158's.

Not sure if it has been confirmed where the displaced sets will be going, but guessing Northern will be getting some.
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#10
RE: Scotrail
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/bus...ct-8818963

63 sets to be built in Aycliffe.
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#11
RE: Scotrail
(10 Dec 2014, 9:15 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Keep meaning to mention this - with the talk of HST's elsewhere reminding me.

A number of HST sets (rumoured to be from FGW), are said to heading to Scotland on Intercity work.
This will displace Turbostars, 156 and 158's.

Not sure if it has been confirmed where the displaced sets will be going, but guessing Northern will be getting some.

It won't displace all of them though.

If Abellio ScotRail could couple two 156/158s up for the Glasgow Central to Newcastle runs, that'll be grand.
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#12
RE: Scotrail
(12 Mar 2015, 10:56 am)Tommy_1581 Wrote: It won't displace all of them though.

If Abellio ScotRail could couple two 156/158s up for the Glasgow Central to Newcastle runs, that'll be grand.

Not sure you'll get 158s while Northern crew them between Newcastle & Carlisle

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#13
RE: Scotrail
There was a 170 in a canny state as I passed it in Haymarket depot the other day.
All caved in down one side of the front and a window was out, just a few blocks further down the carriage.

No idea how or why, but can't see it moving any time soon.
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#14
RE: Scotrail
(12 Mar 2015, 12:52 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Not sure you'll get 158s while Northern crew them between Newcastle & Carlisle

Carlisle drivers and guards sign 158s and a few have made it across to Newcastle previously (as well as 153s). However Newcastle crew don't sign them at all and, from my viewpoint, I can't see Northern wanting to train all of their staff up.

From my experience, the Tyne Valley doesn't really need expansion (barring a few services - ie some trips on Saturdays to/from Metrocentre) but this is sometimes handled by ScotRail by putting on 2x 156s anyway.


In an unrelated note, the new Fife Circle contract starts on Wednesday 1st April 2015 utilising DRS' Class 68s and Mark 2 coaches, taking over from DB Schenker.
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RE: Scotrail
(28 Mar 2015, 9:20 pm)northern156 Wrote: Carlisle drivers and guards sign 158s and a few have made it across to Newcastle previously (as well as 153s). However Newcastle crew don't sign them at all and, from my viewpoint, I can't see Northern wanting to train all of their staff up.

From my experience, the Tyne Valley doesn't really need expansion (barring a few services - ie some trips on Saturdays to/from Metrocentre) but this is sometimes handled by ScotRail by putting on 2x 156s anyway.


In an unrelated note, the new Fife Circle contract starts on Wednesday 1st April 2015 utilising DRS' Class 68s and Mark 2 coaches, taking over from DB Schenker.

Did Heaton Depot not previously had 158's in the past before Northern did a re-juggle of placement of rolling stock? 

Although I highly doubt it but it be interesting if/when the pacers do go whether or not Heaton will get 158's from Scotrail or within the Northern fleet although I do suspect it will more than likely to be 156's only. 

When did a 153 operate on the Tyne Valley line? First I heard of that one. 

#16
RE: Scotrail
(28 Mar 2015, 11:38 pm)Bus_User Wrote: When did a 153 operate on the Tyne Valley line? First I heard of that one. 

Prior to privatisation operated under BR's regional railways division (according to Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rai...itish_Rail

#17
RE: Scotrail
Also has been 153s in passenger service with Northern - I can only remember one time though.
Another time a 153 came past was whilst one was going empty from Neville Hill to Kilmarnock Works so took the odd path via Newcastle & Carlisle.

Heaton have the odd 158 and 150 however these are normally there for big maintenance jobs, ie full overhauls etc.
These come up from Neville Hill, Leeds, via the ECML. No Newcastle or Heaton traincrew sign them (there may be one or two but this isn't enough to run a service with them).
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#18
RE: Scotrail
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Abellio ScotRail
Operating the ScotRail franchise from 1st April 2015 until 31st March 2022

Abellio took over all of the services currently operated by First ScotRail on 1 April 2015, except for the Caledonian Sleeper services, which will transfer to a separate franchise operated by Serco.
The franchise agreement requires the introduction of 'Great Scottish Scenic Railway' trains on the West Highland, Far North, Kyle, Borders Railway and Glasgow South Western lines. Steam special services will also be promoted by ScotRail.
Free Wi-Fi will be available on all trains.
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#19
RE: Scotrail
A canny article on the re-opening of the Borders Railway

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/...h-scotland
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#20
RE: Scotrail
DRS 68006 and 68007 have been repainted into ScotRail livery to take over the loco-hauled workings from DB Schenker.
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