Date lodged: 17 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) new and (b) refurbished rolling stock items ScotRail plans to introduce, and by what date these will all be operational.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 May 2018
Over the next 15 months Abellio ScotRail will gradually introduce into Scotland the following additional fleets:
Seventy Class 385s electric trains for central belt routes, 26 HSTs onto Scottish inter-city routes, 5 more class 320/4 electric trains on the Strathclyde network to help provide a net increase of more than 200 extra carriages across the fleet compared to today. In addition ASR is working on a plan introduce additional 365 electric trains on a short term basis to run on the Edinburgh-Glasgow route ahead of the new class 385 introduction.