ScotRail HST
Credit: ScotRail

ScotRail has welcomed the second High-Speed Trains (HSTs) to Scotland after it made its journey from the South of England

The HSTs will connect Scotland’s seven cities.

The new train will be based in Haymarket. It will be used for driver training between Edinburgh and Dundee ahead of being rolled out next year.

One out of the five carriages will be detached and will be used for engineering training.

Key features of the high-speed trains include:

  • More seats
  • Power sockets at seats
  • Better onboard catering
What did the officials say?

ScotRail Alliance High-Speed Train Project Manager Chris Tait said “The weekend’s arrival of our second high-speed train in Edinburgh is another exciting milestone in our plan to build the best railway Scotland has ever had. Our high-speed trains will provide more seats, better services and improved experience for our customers.

He added “Once fully refurbished, these trains will transform rail travel between Scotland’s seven cities – offering better connections for commuters and business travelers as well as providing fantastic opportunities for tourists to see more of our great country. The investment we are making in these high-speed trains is a clear sign of the ScotRail Alliance’s commitment to building a world-class railway for the whole of Scotland.”

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