Glasgow 2014 has revealed that ScotRail, operator of 95% of Scotland’s railway, has become the latest addition to the Games Sponsor Family.
It is great news for Team Scotland athletes, who will be able to fully focus on competition, knowing that their friends and family will be able to travel the length of the country in comfort and arrive to the venue on time.
ScotRail, part of the Aberdeen-based FirstGroup, has been planning for the Games for more than two years – and was a supporter of the original Bid to bring the Games to Glasgow.
The train operator will deliver an enhanced Games timetable of high frequency services on key routes across the city, delivering high numbers of spectators to major venues and associated events.
ScotRail will also provide increased capacity on long-distance trains linking Glasgow with other parts of Scotland.
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.
Transport on ScotRail services within designated Glasgow city boundaries will be included in the price of the Games ticket for Glasgow 2014 spectators.
The company will also become an Official Supporter of Team Scotland at the largest multi-sport event Scotland has ever seen.
More than 3,000 ScotRail staff are already undergoing specialist ‘World Host’ customer service training ahead of the Games to guarantee a world-class welcome to those visiting both Glasgow and Scotland this summer.
Welcoming ScotRail to the Sponsor Family as an Official Supporter, Glasgow 2014’s Chief Executive, David Grevemberg, said:
“We warmly welcome ScotRail to the Glasgow 2014 Sponsor Family. This summer’s Commonwealth Games will see over 6,500 athletes and officials come to Glasgow for 11 days of fantastic competition that will put Glasgow and Scotland on the world stage.
“The city will be bustling with activity and with ScotRail’s additional services supporting Games spectators, and their highly trained staff greeting hundreds of thousands of new visitors to the city, I’m sure that we will deliver an outstanding Games experience that everyone can enjoy.”
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said:
“ScotRail were there from the outset, backing the bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow and it is excellent to know they will continue to play a key role in a successful Games. Their role as an Official Supporter of Team Scotland will provide a great boost to the athletes knowing many of their family and friends will be able to travel easily to the Games from all parts of the country during such a busy period.”