First ScotRail

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ScotRail
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Franchise(s): ScotRail
17 October 2004 - 8 November 2014
Main Region(s): Scotland
Other Region(s): Cumbria
Northumberland
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fleet size: 309
Stations operated: 341
Route km operated: 3032.0
National Rail abbreviation: SR
Parent company: FirstGroup
Web site: www.scotrail.co.uk

ScotRail[1] is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by First operating the ScotRail franchise. It originally traded as First ScotRail before being rebranded as ScotRail in September 2008.[2]

History[change | edit source]

National Express operated the ScotRail franchise from March 1997 until October 2004 as ScotRail.

On 28 July 2003 Transport Scotland announced Arriva, First and National Express had been shortlisted to bid for the new franchise.[3]

On 11 June 2004 Transport Scotland awarded the new franchise to First with the services operated by ScotRail transferring to First ScotRail on 17 October 2004.[4][5]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Companies House extract company no SC185018 First ScotRail Limited
  2. Railways Act 2005
  3. Shortlist of ScotRail bidders puts three in the ring Herald Scotland 28 October 2003
  4. FirstGroup clinches Scottish rail franchise The Telegraph 12 June 2004
  5. First Welcomes Award of ScotRail Franchise First ScotRail Press Release 11 June 2004


Preceded by
ScotRail
Operator of ScotRail franchise
2004 — present
Incumbent