Transport titles

ScotRail scooped two titles at the Scottish Transport Awards at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday.

The train operator was named Public Transport Operator of the Year, sharing the accolade with Caledonian MacBrayne.

This is the second consecutive year that the company has received the award, given for achieving record-breaking performance improvements increasing from 90.7 per cent in April, 2012, to 93.7 per cent in January of this year.

This follows on from the recent National Passenger Survey results, which revealed that nine out of ten ScotRail customers are satisfied with their rail services.

The operator also picked up the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year award for its partnership working with Network Rail on the Paisley Canal electrification project, which was delivered at a significantly reduced cost of under £10m and took just four months to complete.

ScotRail was further shortlisted for Contribution to Sustainable Transport, Most Innovative Transport Project of the Year – also for Paisley Canal -and Excellence in Travel Information and Marketing for communicating ScotRail’s alcohol ban.