A number of special farewell journeys have been organised by ScotRail as their fleet of Class 314 trains reach the end of the line.
After 40 years of service, the trains will finally retire from passenger service on Wednesday December 18.
For a donation to the rail operator’s charity partner MND Scotland, those wishing to step on board one final time will get the chance to do so on routes that either haven’t seen the 314 operating for a number of years, or at all.
Three journeys will depart from Glasgow Central over the course of the day, a 1010 Glasgow Central – Ayr return, a 1230 round trip from Glasgow Central to Motherwell / Carstairs / Cumbernauld and back, and a 1610 Glasgow Central – Helensburgh return.
We’re running three mini tours of the Strathclyde network to say farewell to our Class 314 trains on 18/12/19.
No bookings will be taken – you'll need to donate to @MNDScotland on the train.
The special trains won't show in the timetable, all details are below ? #Farewell314
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) December 11, 2019
ScotRail Engineering Director, Syeda Ghufran, said: “Our fleet of Class 314s have served Scotland’s Railway well for the past 40 years, but it’s time to say goodbye.
“These trains are now being withdrawn from service as we introduce newer trains across our network.
“As a final send off, we have arranged a farewell tour on routes around Strathclyde and look forward to welcoming people on board for one last time.”
The introduction of brand new electric trains to Scotland’s rail network means that the outdated Class 314s can be withdrawn from service.
The new Class 385 trains are part of ScotRail’s £475 million rolling stock investment.