1970s trains with 2019 fares sends commuters off the rails [Sunday Post]





Date: 14/07/2019

Passengers on one of Scotlands busiest commuter lines are still stuck with old trains from the 1970s more than a year after ScotRail said theyd be phased out. The rail operator introduced the class 314s built 40 years ago in York as a stopgap in Inverclyde while new trains were diverted elsewhere for driver training. ScotRail said at the beginning of 2017 that it hoped to have an all-modern fleet of trains on the line by May the following year. But more than a year on, the old 314s are still run on the Inverclyde line, which travels through Greenock and Paisley into the countrys busiest station, Glasgow Central.


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Passengers on one of Scotlands busiest commuter lines are still stuck with old trains from the 1970s more than a year after ScotRail said theyd be phased out.

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Ayr Open Day, 29 October 1983. Then new 314211 is on display, with Sans Pareil replica operating on the right. Electrification came in 1986. The Class 314 units will be withdrawn in 2018.
Location: Ayr MPD
Company: Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
29/10/1983 Bill Roberton
Class 314 314202 at Glasgow Central waiting to depart with the service to Neilston. This is the last train still painted in SPT orange and black, and it will lose this as part of the Class 314 modernisation programme.
Location: Glasgow Central
Company: Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
26/08/2006 Graham Morgan
Yes, Scotland's oldest current stock is being withdrawn in 2018, the same year that even older HSTs are joining the fleet. I wonder what percentage of passengers would be able to identify a 314, let alone will notice when they go? Photographed aboard a 314 (what else?) on 16 December 2017.
Location: Plates, signs, notices etc
Company: ScotRail
16/12/2017 David Panton