Scotrail 385
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ScotRail has announced it has entered the final testing of the new electrification of the Edinburgh to Glasgow route.

The new Hitachi Class 385 did another test run between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow in the early hours of Wednesday 1st November 2017.

This comes after we reported the Class 385 completing a test run from Edinburgh to Linlithgow.

Full line testing will now continue for the next several weeks.

What did the official say on the Edinburgh to Glasgow testing?

One of ScotRails Directors Ian McConnell, said “This morning’s trial was a massive step towards the introduction of electric passenger trains on the newly electrified Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline. Having a train run successfully along the full route shows real progress.”

He added “We are building the best railway that Scotland has ever had. When our brand new, state of the art, electric fleet enter service, customers will reap immense benefits. With more seats and faster journeys on cleaner, greener trains, the new trains will completely transform travel between our two biggest cities, and across the Central Belt.”

It looks like Scotland is becoming ever closer to quicker services between the two big cities.

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