Scotrail Awarded Rail Operator of the Year
The people making a real difference to transport across the UK were recognised at the prestigious National Transport Awards at the Westminster Park Plaza in London last night. Hosted by radio and television presenter
Jeremy Vine, the awards attracted more than 600 senior transport professionals, including Transport Minister Claire Perry MP, who gave the keynote address.
The much coveted Rail Operator of the Year title was awarded to ScotRail for its wide range of initiatives including the biggest launch of free wi-fi in the UK and the introduction of smart tickets. The operator carried more than 87 million passengers in 2013/14 – the tenth consecutive annual rise – and the latest passenger survey shows that it is above the UK average in 34 out of 37 categories.
On the same evening, the train operator and partners – including Transport Scotland – were named as Overall Winner at the ACoRP Community Rail Awards, for their combined work to deliver a joined-up Community Rail Strategy.