Date lodged: 12 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government from which routes the class 380 trains that have been recently introduced on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk line have been drawn, and how ScotRail is managing the redeployment.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 3 January 2018
The four class Class 380 trains which are now providing 9,500 extra seats per day have been used since December 2016 to support ScotRail staff training programme which is required to support the switch in fleet provision on the newly electrified Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk route. These trains have been drawn from adjustments to maintenance programmes and from Ayrshire/ Inverclyde services which in turn were replaced by existing electric trains and additional class 320/4 trains which have been operating since late 2016 across the Strathclyde network.