Scotland’s new high-speed train, which aims to transform rail travel across the country, stopped off in Dundee on Wednesday afternoon.
ScotRail’s first Inter7City train officially entered service this morning on a journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
The firm say the high-speed service will connect Scotland’s seven cities – boosting more seats, luggage space, power sockets, toilets and improved on-board hospitality.
The Inter7City train arrived in Dundee at 1pm en route to the capital.
Journeys will officially begin between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as of Monday, October 15.
which will run initially between Aberdeen and Edinburgh from Monday (15 October
ScotRail Alliance Managing Director Alex Hynes said: “This is another major milestone in our plan to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.
“Our Inter7City service will provide more seats, better services, and more comfortable journeys for our customers.
“The investment we are making in these iconic trains is a clear sign of the ScotRail Alliance’s commitment to building a bigger and better railway for the whole of Scotland.”
Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure, and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “The entry into service of the first fully upgraded high speed train (HST) is to be welcomed and I look forward to seeing more follow in the months ahead.
“Passengers have looked forward to the arrival of the fully refurbished HST fleet which will bring significant improvements for travellers on our inter-city routes between Scotland’s seven main cities.
“ScotRail and Wabtec, its supplier, have given assurances they remain focused on ensuring the full fleet is in service as quickly and efficiently as possible, meaning even more passengers will soon benefit from faster trains which have the latest standard of comfort, accessibility and catering provision.
“The boost in seating provision will help support the overall 23 per cent increase in capacity being delivered during 2019 as rail continues to grow in popularity across Scotland.”