ScotRail to provide cover for damaged commuter train
Published 28 Aug 2011 09:30 2 Comments
SCOTRAIL is introducing a 'loco-hauled' train on two Fife commuter services
as cover for an empty train that was damaged in a derailment in Edinburgh.
The replacement - from Monday 29th August - will ensure a more robust service
is provided according to ScotRail because it makes up for a shortfall in rolling stock while the train undergoes repairs.
The Monday to Friday 06:32 Edinburgh - Fife Circle service (which becomes
the 07:35 from Glenrothes - Edinburgh via Dunfermline) and the 17:20
Edinburgh - Cardenden will be loco-hauled until further notice.
A ScotRail spokeswoman said, "We are introducing this train to cover for
one of our units that was damaged during the low speed derailment in
Edinburgh in July.
"By taking this action, we will be able to run a more
robust service and have longer trains across a number of routes."
The train has been hired from D B Schenker.
Have your say. Post a comment on this article.