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A train between Aberdeen to Montrose was taken out of service after a traffic cone was thrown from a bridge.
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Scotlands rail operator urged customers to plan ahead to stay safe as travel restrictions are lifted.
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A rail trade union has announced that ScotRail ticket examiners will join conductors in strike action involving not working on Sundays from the end of April.
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Strike action is supported by workers as the union Unite accuses Albellio ScotRail of failing to make a meaningful pay offer.
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Industrial action is edging closer after workers were rattled by a collapse in pay talks with rail bosses.

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Abellio ScotRail says the pandemic lockdown had a 'significant' impact on its performance last year.
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It could spell the transformation of the one aspect of rail travel many passengers seek to avoid - train toilets.
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There's a certain romance to train travel and in Scotland we are lucky enough to have some of the worlds most picturesque rail journeys.
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Scotland's railways face another day of disruption as ScotRail faces a third day of strike action this weekend in a bitter dispute over overtime payments.

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Ticket examiners with the RMT vote for industrial action, as conductors continue to strike in a pay row.
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Further disruption to ScotRail services was threatened today after hundreds of train ticket examiners voted to strike over being paid less for working on days off than drivers.
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Snow and strong winds has sparked major rail disruption on some Highland railway lines, ScotRail has confirmed.
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News of the Scottish Government nationalising ScotRail services will have left many with mixed feelings.
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Striking conductors are to bring all ScotRail trains across the country to a halt on Sunday other than those serving the Glasgow area.
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Rail staff are furious at a 'despicable' social media campaign by ScotRail over a conductors' strike which is to cause further disruption.
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Rail passengers in the Highlands face further disruption this Easter weekend, after the RMT confirmed it will push ahead with its latest strike.
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Scotland's main train operator today faced further potential disruption with its four main unions jointly announcing they were considering industrial action votes over pay.
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RMT union members are to hold strike days every Sunday until 2 May, in an overtime payments dispute.
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Across Scotland key train services will be cancelled every Sunday for 24 hours, starting this weekend, over a six-week period.
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Key train services in Scotland will be cancelled every Sunday over a six week period as conductors strike over calls for overtime payment increases.
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ScotRail is pledging to take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime on their services.

The train operator is supporting the new Hate Crime Charter, established by Disability Equality Scotland and partners on behalf of Transport Scotland which aims to ensure disabled people feel safe and free from hate crime, bullying and harassment when using public transport.

ScotRail has already taken part in a pilot scheme to test the effectiveness of the Charter.
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ScotRail's 28,000 Club 50 members are to be given a welcome boost after the train operator announced plans to extend their memberships for free until the end of April 2022. If you signed up for Club 50 between 17 April 2019 and 17 March 2020, you qualify for the extension.

The scheme is open to the over 50s and has proven so popular that membership soared by almost 10 per cent in 2019.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has meant members have been unable to take full advantage of their benefits since March 2020.
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Abellio was given the cash as part of help during the pandemic in addition to franchise payments.
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A Fife MSP has secured an assurance long-awaited improvements to the Fife Circle Line wont get lost when Scotrail services are taken back into public ownership.
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On March 17 the Scottish Government announced that it would take over the ScotRail franchise from 2022.

ScotRail has been run by Dutch firm Abellio since 2015 but criticism over performance has seen the contract cut short.
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Switching control of ScotRail into public hands will be no panacea - it will just leave ministers with fewer people to blame when things goes wrong.
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The Scottish Government is to take over the running of ScotRail next year, Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced to MSPs today.
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The Scottish government says ScotRail will be taken into public ownership in March 2022.
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ScotRail services will be taken into public ownership from next year, it has been confirmed.
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Union leaders have called on ministers to 'stop the excuses' and commit to taking ScotRail into public ownership.
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Scottish Labour said any extension of Abellios ScotRail operation would amount to a 'kick in the teeth for passengers' amid industry speculation the Scottish Government is considering the option.
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ScotRail faces potential disruption to its services after conductors have been being called on to strike on six Sundays in a row, starting on March 28.
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Train conductors at ScotRail today voted to strike over getting paid less for working on days off than drivers, The Scotsman has learned.
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Almost £1 billion of emergency support is set to have been pumped into ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper services by March next year.
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ScotRail is helping keep Scotland's coronavirus vaccination programme on track by providing free travel tickets to around 100 St Andrews First Aid volunteers.

That's in addition to the train operator's ongoing commitment to revise its timetables to make sure as many key workers as possible are able to use the train to get to and from their work.
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With its existing Emergency Measures Agreement due to expire at the end of March, ScotRail has confirmed that is currently in discussions with the Scottish Government about a third agreement.
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The last of ScotRails upgraded Inter7City high speed trains has arrived in Scotland.

The trains connect Scotland's seven cities, offering enhanced services for commuters, business travellers and tourists.

The trains have brought increased seat and luggage capacity, power sockets in the seating areas and upgraded on-board catering, which ScotRail will be re-introducing when COVID-19 restrictions allow.
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ScotRail have confiscated 10,000 tickets and handed out £17,000 in fines to lockdown fare-dodgers in the past few months. The rail firm is cracking down on customers taking advantage of reduced staff numbers during the pandemic to avoid paying the full price of their journey.
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Rail commuters are facing another day of disruption due to adverse weather conditions in Perth and Stirling.
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Scotland's Railway will be withdrawing services on some routes on Tuesday while high winds and extreme rainfall sweeps across the country.
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Rail commuters are experiencing cancellations to services travelling to and from Inverness this morning.
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The Scottish Government paid ScotRail £237.3m more subsidy between March and September last year than the corresponding period of the previous year because of Covid-19. Transport Scotland paid operator Abellio £475.1m during the Emergency Measures Agreement that operated from 1 March to September. This is twice the £237.8 paid to the operator for the corresponding period of 2019.
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ScotRail is going the extra mile to make sure key and essential workers are able to get home after their shifts finish.

Following customer feedback, the train operator is making changes to the reduced timetable introduced earlier this month to reflect a 90 per cent fall in the number of passengers.

The revised timetable, that delivers better value for the taxpayer, is part of ScotRail's strategy to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Scotland's Railway is continuing to provide a critical service for key workers with the number of trains running on time across the network at an all-time high for this time of year.

New figures show that 94.2 per cent of trains met the rail industry standard public performance measure (PPM) in period 11 (10 January “ 6 February).
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ScotRailhas announced a number of delays amid recent heavy snow and winter conditions.

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