This weekend, Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, welcomed the launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper service at Central Station in Glasgow. The UK Government contributed £50 million to the replacement of the Caledonian Sleeper fleet to improve on-train facilities.
Welcoming the news, Mr Mundell said:
It is fantastic to see the launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper service. The UK Government has invested £50 million in the new fleet, improving vital connectivity between Scotland and England, and improving the service for the thousands of passengers.
I am pleased to travel on their debut journey and look forward to using this service for years to come.
The investment highlights the UK Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure benefitting the whole of the UK, safeguarding a prominent economic link between Scotland and England.
The launch event marks the public introduction of the new carriages on the “Lowlander Service” between London Euston and Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley.
This will be followed by the introduction on the “Highlander” route between London and Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William in the coming weeks.