Motion S5M-13469: New Rolling Stock

10 Aug 2018

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the first of the new Hitachi 385 rolling stock began carrying passengers at the end of July 2018; understands that this allowed a fully electric service to be run between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High on 1 August for the first time; notes that this service was operated using Hitachi class 385 trains, class 380 trains and the “happy trains”, class 365; understands that extra 385s will be phased in to the Edinburgh–Glasgow and other lines as they are delivered; welcomes the operation of these new trains, which will help ensure that Scotland’s rail network is fit for the 21st century, and further welcomes the improvements that further electrification will bring to the environment.