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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 04:26:46 pm »

Hopefully they will have solved the 385 windscreen problem.

Great Western Coffee Shop > All across the Great Western territory > The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom > Problems with new Class 385 Trains in Scotland

Apparently Hitachi are replacing them https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/scotrail-s-385s-face-further-delay-as-new-windscreens-to-be-fitted
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2018, 06:07:17 pm »

Heading up to Scotland next week. Haven't been to Alloa for about 30 years but tempting just to see how much its changed and maybe try out the new line (well new to me). Never quite saw Alloa as a tourist destination but willing to be surprised Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2018, 09:38:29 pm »


I read that the ORR has signed off the Polmont - Greenhill Junction wiring along with that on the Cumbernauld route.

Dunblane, Alloa and Perth? next.

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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2018, 06:26:20 am »


I read that the ORR has signed off the Polmont - Greenhill Junction wiring along with that on the Cumbernauld route.

Dunblane, Alloa and Perth? next.

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via Shotts is probably next to turn on, and via Maryhill would be logical pretty soon. Your via Stirling lowland services also good candidates. I'm not so 'up' on Scots electrification - I think only the first of these is underway / planned, or is there a logical rolling program?
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2018, 10:23:58 am »


I read that the ORR has signed off the Polmont - Greenhill Junction wiring along with that on the Cumbernauld route.

Dunblane, Alloa and Perth? next.

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via Shotts is probably next to turn on, and via Maryhill would be logical pretty soon. Your via Stirling lowland services also good candidates. I'm not so 'up' on Scots electrification - I think only the first of these is underway / planned, or is there a logical rolling program?

Logical, that I wouldn't like to say, but there is project SC008 "Rolling Programme of Electrification (Scotland)". That includes the latest new bit through Grahamston to Alloa and Dunblane, plus Shotts. What comes after is in another box labelled "CP6".

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Monday 21 May 2018
First section of Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa electrification delivered

Network Rail engineers have completed the first phase in the project to electrify the railway lines linking Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa to the main Glasgow-Edinburgh route.

The newest section of electrified railway on the Scottish network has been approved for passenger use following completion of testing and line proving over the weekend.

The first section of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa (SDA) electrification project completed covers 26 single track kilometres between Greenhill, Larbert and Polmont junctions and includes Falkirk Grahamston and Camelon stations.

As well as providing a diversionary route for electric trains using the main Edinburgh Glasgow via Falkirk High route an electrified route between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston via Cumbernauld, the completion of the line also delivers additional benefits with the future proofing of the Grangemouth branch section for freight.
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