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A train awaits departure from Glasgow - note the cycle symbol

ScotRail eXpress (UK)

These smart new trains are used on the fastest and most frequent route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.


At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees

Not Available
Time of Day


Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor

Which country these trains operate in.

Great Britain
Travel Passes

On Board



A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket (UK)

The power sockets on this train are compatible with the standard 3-point plugs as typically used in the UK.

First Class interior on a Scotrail eXpress service First Class interior on a Scotrail eXpress service

In First Class the seats are larger and are arranged 1 + 2 across the aisle.



A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket

Power sockets are shared between pairs of seats.

Standard Class on a Scotrail eXpress Standard Class on a Scotrail eXpress

The trains used for these eXpress services between Edinburgh and Glasgow have comparatively comfortable Standard Class interiors, with most seats at tables.
They also have luggage racks by the doors...
Stowing luggage on a Scotrail eXpress
...though on these trains in Standard Class the power sockets are hidden beneath the seats.
The power socket in Standard Class on a Scotrail eXpress

The yellow band indicates the location of the First Class seating The yellow band indicates the location of the First Class seating

Travel summary:

These comparatively new trains are used by ScotRail on its recently electrified routes.

The version of these trains used on the fast Edinburgh <> Glasgow services via Falkirk have wi-fi and First Class seating.
On this route two 4 coach trains are usually joined together to provide more than 540 seats on each departure.

On all versions of these trains, the seats in Standard Class are arranged in a typical configuration of 2+2 seating across the aisle, which is more common for express trains, they don’t have the 2+3 seating which is more typical on shorter distance commuter routes.
Also, for a British train, a comparatively high percentage of the accommodation in Standard Class is at table seats.
All but two seats in First Class are table seats.
Pairs of seats in Standard Class share power sockets, but every First Class seat has a power socket available.

Non-folding bicycles should only be stored in the assigned spaces, but these cannot be reserved, so the conductor may prevent cycles being taken on exceptionally busy trains.

Also note that due to the comparatively short-distances on the route taken by these trains, they do not convey any catering facilities.


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