Sleeper service on track for upgrade [Lochaber News]





Date: 24/01/2013

PLANS have been unveiled to overhaul the Caledonian Sleeper service which links Fort William with central London. Transport Scotland, the national transport agency, has announced that private bidders to run the Sleeper from 2015 will be asked to re-brand the historic cross-border service “emblematic of Scotland” and a “destination in itself”. [From Richard Buckby]


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Having brought the ecs for the Highland Sleeper into platform 15 at Euston, 90028 now waits for the train to depart before going onto the front of the Lowland Sleeper.
Location: Euston
Company: London and Birmingham Railway
10/10/2012 John McIntyre
Running ahead of time, presumably because there had been no passengers to set down, the Caledonian Sleeper heads north out of Dunblane shortly after 5 a.m. on July 3rd 2009 behind 67009. Following a transport review in 2011, there were predictions that the service might not be able to continue beyond 2014.
Location: Dunblane
Company: Scottish Central Railway
03/07/2009 Mark Dufton
Scene at Carstairs at 6.25am on a pleasant Tuesday morning in the Summer of 2006. The 16 coach Caledonian Sleeper from Euston arrived 11 minutes earlier behind EWS 90022. The train has been split and 90022 is about to continue its journey to Glasgow Central with what is now an 8 coach train. Meantime 37405 has been coupled up to the other end and is preparing to depart with the rear 8 coaches for Edinburgh Waverley.
Location: Carstairs
Company: Caledonian Railway
11/07/2006 John Furnevel


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