Rail services to improve on Newton line
Rail travellers in parts of Rutherglen and Cambuslang are set to benefit from new, electric Hitachi class 385 trains.
The trains are being rolled out as part of ScotRail’s £475milllion, seven-year improvement programme.
They will run on the Glasgow Central - Newton/Neilston/ Cathcart circle lines from 2018 onwards.
Stations that will be served will include King’s Park, Croftfoot, Burnside, Kirkhill and Newton.
The trains are also being introduced on several lines between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Speaking as they unveiled a newlyrefurbished Class 318 train on Monday Derek Mackay, minister for transport and islands, and ScotRail Alliance managing director Phil Verster announced:
180 carriages will be added to the fleet – bringing the total to almost 1000
Two-thirds of current ScotRail trains will be refurbished by 2018
More than 17,000 at-seat power points will be added to trains
346 more trains will be equipped with free wifi
Seven Class 320 trains will be introduced in Scotland from early 2016.
All 21 of ScotRail’s Class 318s are being fully refurbished, with new accessible toilets and wheelchair spaces, affecting passengers on the Argyle line through Rutherglen and Cambuslang.