ScotRail steps on board as Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games sponsor
ScotRail, part of the Aberdeen-based FirstGroup rail operator, has announced it has joined Glasgow 2014’s ‘Games Sponsor Family’ which will see the company provide an enhanced timetable throughout the Games.
A supporter of the original bid to bring the Games to Glasgow, Scotrail is also set to become an Official Supporter of Team Scotland and will bolster its services on key routes across the city. Increased capacity on long-distance trains linking Glasgow with other parts of Scotland is also planned.
Transport on ScotRail services within designated Glasgow city boundaries is included in the price of the Games ticket for Glasgow 2014 spectators.
Tim O’Toole, chief executive of FirstGroup, which runs ScotRail, said: “We are proud of our Scottish heritage and the important role we play connecting people and communities up and down Scotland, every day.
“The Commonwealth Games, falling in the Year of Homecoming, provides an important opportunity for Scotland to promote itself around the world, and we look forward to playing our part, moving people around Glasgow and Scotland as quickly and efficiently as we can.”
The full timetable is set to be announced this spring with the train operator expecting to deliver more than one million passenger journeys over the 11 days of the Games.
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