First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that ScotRail is officially coming under public control and ownership.
Speaking at Glasgow Queen Street Station, the First Minister marked the transition date that means ScotRail services will be delivered by a Scottish Government owned operator.
Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway Managing Director, said:
“This is very important day for Scotland’s Railway, and it is a significant moment as we make the transition to public ownership.
“It’s an exciting new chapter and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to shape the future for rail travel in Scotland.
“The last couple of years have accelerated the change needed in our industry as we seek to keep pace with the different ways our customers now travel. Our customers will remain at heart of Scotland’s Railway, as we look to modernise the way we work.
“Our staff have done a fantastic job to keep people moving, and to keep delivering a vital service for the country’s economy, and I am looking forward to continuing to deliver the high quality of service that our customers expect and deserve.”