Abellio commence Scotrail services
1 April 2015
The latest Scotrail franchise was launched on 1 April from Stirling station with new operator Abellio running services across Scotland and the Scottish Highlands.
This is the largest rail franchise awarded by the Scottish Government operating over 2,500 train services each day and transporting 86 million passengers per year.
CPC Project Services has been supporting Abellio since January 2013. Our project and programme management specialists initially supported the development of key elements of the franchise bidding proposals. Following Abellio’s successful appointment in October 2014, our team supported the complex mobilisation and transition readiness programme to commence services on 1 April 2015.
Graham Hastie, CPC Partner said: “Congratulations to Abellio who officially start their journey to transform ScotRail’s services over the 7-10 years, and deliver their vision to raise the standard of rail travel across Scotland”
To mark the occasion, Abellio are giving away tickets worth £1m. Visit www.freescotrailtickets.com to book tickets.