ScotRail has announced that its first fully upgraded InterCity train has arrived in Scotland. The high-speed train travelled from Doncaster and crossed the border on Friday evening, ahead of its arrival at Haymarket depot in Edinburgh. It will enter service between Aberdeen and Edinburgh 'in the coming weeks', once crew training is complete. A total of 17 five-carriage and nine four-carriage trains will be used on lines linking Scotland's seven cities. ScotRail said the upgraded trains offered more seats and increased luggage space than its current fleet. Each train also has a new cafe area on board in addition to the usual trolley service.
ScotRail says the first of 26 upgraded high-speed trains will enter service "in the coming weeks".