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Hogmanay Hurrah for Rail Staff

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Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay has praised transport staff for their unstinting efforts during 2014.

Scotland welcomed thousands of visitors to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup.

‘Many staff across a number of transport, public and private sector organisations were heavily involved in the planning and delivery of the best ever Commonwealth Games and a truly stunning Ryder Cup,’ said Mr Mackay.

‘It is through each and every one of your personal efforts that we combined to showcase Scotland’s transport network to a global audience of billions of people, and I would like to thank you warmly for this. Everyone, from staff on the platforms to crews on the trains, from road maintenance crews to Traffic Scotland operators all wanted to show our country in a good light.’

ScotRail laid on its biggest train timetable ever in 2014. Gleneagles Station was refurbished and staff worked night and day to look after visitors and athletes. ScotRail trains travelled more than 1.4 million miles during the Games and the train company ran an additional 1,800 trains.


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