FirstGroup thanks passengers and employees before handover


On Wednesday 1 April operations at First ScotRail will transfer to a new franchise run by Abellio, with sleeper services to be operated by the newly created Caledonian Sleeper franchise, run by Serco.

FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O’Toole has thanked the team and employess at First ScotRail ahead of the handover.

He continued: “Above all, I am most proud of the team, led by Steve Montgomery, and all of our employees at First ScotRail for achieving these goals.

“I would like to thank them for their commitment and dedication in delivering the highest standards of service for passengers.

“We are working hard with the new franchisees to ensure a smooth transition for everyone as they prepare to take on the responsibility of running Scotland’s railways. We wish employees, partners and passengers of the new franchise every success for the future.”

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