£40m improvements delivered by Scotrail

29th Oct 2011
£40m improvements delivered by Scotrail

The train operator’s investment included £20m at stations, with enhancements ranging from CCTV and customer information systems to toilets, waiting rooms and shelters.
In addition, external funding of around £28m was secured for station improvements from Transport Scotland, Network Rail, Regional Transport Partnerships, and local authorities.
ScotRail pledged to deliver this £40m programme by 16 October 2011, the expiry date of its original seven-year franchise.
The franchise extension to November 2014 will see further on-going investment by ScotRail.
Minister for Housing and Transport, Keith Brown said: “I am pleased to see ScotRail achieve its commitment to reinvest £40m into improving the journey experience of Scotland’s rail users. This has helped make stations easier to use and more welcoming.
“I look forward to ongoing investment by ScotRail over the next three years in new services and station facilities which will offer passengers more reasons for switching from car to rail.” 
Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We have delivered on our franchise commitment and are delighted that our partnership approach has also resulted in additional investment.
“It is providing better facilities and better rail services and the environmental and economic benefits that Scotland deserves.”


Also in Scotland today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Edinburgh.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.


Edinburgh.city.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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