Date lodged: 27 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many class 380 trains are operating (a) peak and (b) off-peak services on the Glasgow-Falkirk-Edinburgh line, and how many carriages each has.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 March 2018
Two 7-car C380 trains have been operating since 10 December 2017 on the Edinburgh -Glasgow via Falkirk High route. These depart on the hour in each direction from Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street across the day and provide 100 extra seats per journey compared with 6-car C170s. Since 26 February another 4-car C380 train with 208 seats has also been operating on the route.