Moray MP Douglas Ross is hopeful that a new late-night service from Inverness to Elgin will soon be on the rails, allowing people to enjoy productions at Eden Court Theatre and other events in the Highland capital and then travel home by train.
Douglas said: “I wrote to ScotRail after constituents contacted me to tell me there was no train leaving Inverness late enough for theatre-goers to get home. Following the response, I am now hopeful that a solution can be found.
“ScotRail have told me that once they have their new fleet of electric trains fully introduced, then the existing fleet of diesel trains can then be allocated to other routes, including between Inverness and Elgin.
“Work is underway to allow some trains to be kept in Elgin overnight. If this is successful it will allow ScotRail to operate a later service from Inverness to Elgin which will allow people to enjoy evening performances at the theatre or other events in Inverness and then be able to get home by train.
“Although there is no indication of when later trains might start running, the plans being put in place by ScotRail are certainly on the right track.”