Abellio were awarded the ScotRail franchise in 2015. ScotRail provides over 94 million passenger journeys each year, with over 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day, more than 340 stations, and just under 800 trains serving Scotland's railway. The ScotRail network is vital to Scotland's communities, and to the country's booming tourist industry.
Since taking over, we've been busy building the best railway Scotland has ever had. In our first year alone, we launched our largest ever train improvement programme, celebrated the opening of the UK's longest new domestic railway for 100 years, and gave passengers the things they told us would improve their journey; from more reliable internet and better travel information to more ways to save money and places to store bikes. We've helped promote tourism and local businesses, created Community Rail Partnerships, and reduced carbon emissions.
And there's plenty more to come. We have big plans for the future, and a commitment to investing in and improving Scotland's railway, to better serve our communities and the country as a whole.