Serco wins sleeper franchise

Serco has won the contract to operate the Caledonian Sleeper between Scotland and London from April 2015.  They will take over from First Group, who have been in charge since October 2004.  Transport Scotland has promised the new service will “transform the comfort of sleeper travel”, with an investment of…

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Live Webcam at Dalmuir

West Highland trains are now being watched over by Big Brother, courtesy of a new live webcam installed just outside Dalmuir station in Glasgow.  Railcam is a new website which offers free access to cameras transmitting live video footage from the railway line at a select few locations up and…

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New books

August marks the 120th anniversary of the Glasgow-Fort William West Highland Line and it is most fitting that this year sees the release of a couple of new books about the railway.  One now available was written by one of our committee members, Gordon Webster: “The West Highland Lines: Post-Beeching”. …

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New Oban Services Begin

The number of daily service trains between Glasgow Queen St and Oban is now doubled, following the beginning of ScotRail’s summer 2014 timetable.  Monday 19 May saw a special ceremony held at Oban station to greet the arrival of the 0835 from Glasgow – one of the new six trains…

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