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Scotrail Awarded Rail Operator of the Year

Posted: 3rd October 2014

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.

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