According to the Barrhead News four more Class 156 DMUS are to be allocated to these routes from May. The officials quoted also mention further planned improvements on the routes - electrification?
Scott Prentice, ScotRail’s head of business development, said: “This is a fantastic boost for our customers as the first phase of the larger Scottish Government project to enhance the railway to East Kilbride and Barrhead.
“These routes are showing continual growth and I am delighted that we will be able to make such significant improvements for our customers.”
Bill Reeve, Transport Scotland’s director of rail, added: “We’ve worked closely with ScotRail to secure extended leases of four C156 refurbished trains until the end of the franchise.
“From May, this will enable more four-cars to run on the Barrhead line, allowing more passengers to choose rail travel.
“This is the first step of improvements for this route and is just one example of how we are alleviating over-crowding on our trains.