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Goodnight to Far North sleeper train proposal

06 December 2019
 

Transport Scotland has rejected a proposal for an overnight train service between Thurso and central Scotland. 

Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands transport partnership, initially proposed a sleeper service using 1980s-built Mark 3 sleeper carriages that are surplus since the recent introduction of new Mark 5 carriages on the Anglo-Scottish sleeper routes.  

Transport Scotland rejected the proposal, citing concerns about demand, the £2.5m estimated annual subsidy requirement,...

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