Rail firm is on track for war centenary
Passengers are being reminded that the ScotRail Alliance will be taking part in marking the centenary of the end of the First World War this Sunday.
Five of ScotRail’s Class 170 trains have been branded with a specially designed logo depicting soldiers charging on the front line above the words, Remembrance 100.
Last year, customers and employees supported Poppyscotland and raised a record £95,293 – an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year.
This year the company hopes to raise even more with collection tins at many stations, including Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone, Bishopton and Barrhead.
Customers are invited to join the ScotRail Alliance in a two-minute silence at 11am on Sunday.
ScotRail, along with train operating companies across the UK, is supporting Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea event by providing hundreds of volunteers with travel to and from beaches around the country.
Poppyscotland volunteers have been provided with free on-duty travel on the ScotRail network.For more information, go to pagesofthesea.org.uk
ScotRail Alliance managing director Alex Hynes said:“It’s important that we support our service men and women – past and present – and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives for their country.”