New restrictions

ScotRail bans alcohol on trains and stations

Alcohol will not be available at stations

ScotRail is introducing a temporary ban on alcohol on trains and at stations in line with current pandemic controls.

The new measures take effect from Monday and are aimed at maintainiung the physical distancing required while travelling and supporting greater use of face coverings at all stages of the journey.

It will be reviewed continually as government guidelines change.

Customers will be informed about the changes via messages on social media channels, customer information screens, and announcements at all stations.

The restrictions will be supported by the British Transport Police, who will assist railway staff where required to ensure that people follow the guidance.


Body cameras will also be used by some frontline staff to help with the enforcement of the restrictions.

The consumption of alcohol is currently banned on ScotRail services between 9pm to 10am.

David Lister, ScotRail safety director, said: “Throughout the pandemic, our people have been working flat out to deliver a safe and reliable service for customers throughout the country.

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