ScotRail’s new high-speed train breaks down on first trip – The Scotsman
ScotRail’s new high-speed train broke down during its first service with passengers.
It was hailed as a “milestone” journey as Scotland’s first high-speed train pulled out of Aberdeen at 12.55pm yesterday.
But the inaugural voyage of ScotRail’s Inter7City suffered a setback when it broke down just north of Ladybank, reportedly arriving in the capital 30 minutes behind schedule.
The Edinburgh-bound Inter7City cost around £2 million to upgrade, with passengers enjoying more seats, more space for luggage, more plug sockets and a greater choice of food and drink.
But an air leak in the locomotive brought the train to a standstill in Fife with repairs carried out by on-board engineers.
The train had been due to return to Aberdeen but it was instead moved to a depot in Edinburgh.
Philip Haigh, a railway journalist who was on board yesterday, said the train had been due at Waverley at 2.28pm but arrived 30 minutes later. ScotRail’s new high-speed train breaks down on first trip – The Scotsman