Rail firm is on track for war cen­te­nary

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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.”

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