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This is the third passenger franchise in Scotland since privatisation, let by the Scottish Government rather than the Department for Transport in London. The first franchise expiry date is 31 March 2022, with possible extensions up to 31 March 2027. (Unlike previous ScotRail franchises, the contract excludes sleeper services, which are run by a separate operator, Caledonian Sleeper.)

start date
1 April 2015
end date
31 March 2022

legal title
Abellio ScotRail Ltd

franchise owner
Abellio BV

service area
Long distance, regional and local services in Scotland, with some journeys extended across the border to England, mainly to Carlisle.



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