Scotrail have pledged to install free to use 22kW charge points at 50 of their stations across Scotland.
The new electric car charger at Bathgate Station: Scot Rail Alliance.
The charge points will be free to use and will join over 700 charge points already available on the ChargePlace Scotland public charging network.
The Scotrail Charge Points will join the ChargePlace Scotland Network
The first four Scotrail charge points have already gone live at Uphall (52545), Bathgate (52505), East Kilbride (52516) and Johnstone (52527) earlier this month with the remaining locations set to be added to the ChargePlace Scotland network by the end of the year.
The stations to benefit from the new charge points are:
- Bridge of Allan
- Falkirk High
- Gretna Green
- Helensburgh Central
- North Berwick
- Wemyss Bay
- West Calder
Ian McConnell, Programmes and Transformation Director at the Scotrail Alliance said,
“We’re building the best railway Scotland has ever had, and improved facilities for customers at our stations is a huge part of this.
“These additions to our car parks, combined with longer trains, more seats and better services, will all help us to achieve our aim of reducing the carbon footprint from door to door.”
Rebecca Roper, Community Manager at ChargePlace Scotland added,
“We are delighted to welcome the new ScotRail Alliance charge points onto the growing ChargePlace Scotland network.
“The addition of these charge points presents the opportunity for greener commuting and travel, and also provides more recharging options at convenient locations for the increasing number of electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads.”
The installations come just after the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced ‘ambitious’ climate change targets with the aim to phase out the need for new Petrol and Diesel vehicles in Scotland by 2032.