EGIP goes electric, but new trains must wait until 2018 EGIP goes electric, but new trains must wait until 2018

Electric trains will start running between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh on Sunday, but the rolling stock will be existing Class 380s from the ScotRail fleet rather than the new Class 385s which are being built by Hitachi. Class 380s with seven cars will be moved to the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme route via Falkirk High for now. The ScotRail Alliance said it is preparing ‘to welcome brand-new Hitachi Class 385 trains next year’. Managing director Alex Hynes described it as ‘another key stage’, and from Sunday there will be more seats, and some journeys will be faster.

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