21 photos taken on August 4, 2011.
Scotland has an extensive railway network, with links across the country, connections to England, local commuter links to the major cities (many of which were electrified under British Rail) and freight. As of 2018, the total route length of the rail network in Scotland is 2,819 km. 709 km of the rail network is electrified, and there are 359 stations. The railway network is owned by Network Rail, which is responsible for the majority of the railway infrastructure. Rail services are provided under franchises awarded by the government. The current holder of the Scottish franchise is Abellio ScotRail. Intercity services are also operated by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway and TransPennine Express.