Class 158

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ScotRail operate a fleet of forty Class 158 "Express" DMUs. These are allocated between Haymarket Depot and Inverness Depot. The units are primarily used on long distance rural services as well as short distance communter services within the Central Belt.


Class 158s currently operate the following routes:

  • Glasgow Queen Street/Edinburgh - Stirling/Dunblane/Alloa   (shared with 156s/170s)
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston   (shared with the 156s/170s)
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Maryhill - Anniesland   (shared with 156s/170s)
  • Edinburgh - West Calder - Shotts - Glasgow Central   (shared with 156s)
  • Edinburgh Waverley/Glasgow Queen Street - Perth/Dundee/Aberdeen/Inverness   (Shared with 170s)
  • Aberdeen - Inverness   (Shared with 170s)
  • Inverness - Kyle/Wick
  • Fife Circle   (Shared with 156s/170s)


The Class 158s are presently undergoing an exterior repainting programme from First ScotRail livery into the ScotRail Saltire livery. This is expected to be completed in 2018.

158870 ยป Ex Works 158870 stands outside the test house prior to departure on Sunday 19th September Taken with permission of Railcare & FirstScotrail Photo by class47man


158782, 158786, 158789 and 159791 arrived at HA on loan during February 2007. 158791 returned south to Northern on 3rd March 2007 whilst the other 3 units remained and have now been repainted into the TS Scotrail Saltire livery.

158867, 158868, 158869 and 158870 arrived at Haymarket on 14 December 2007 on long term loan from Northern, an arrangement which was due to end in June 2010. However a new agreement was made with the ROSCO and the units now form part of the ScotRail fleet and will remain with ScotRail indefinitely. All 5 have now been repainted into the TS Scotrail Saltire livery. All 8 units are expected to remain in Scotland until 2018 when they will transfer to Northern rail.

The first 2 158s (158870/871) left Scotland on 5th January 2018. the remaining 6 will leave in the coming months.

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