Scotland's Railway: Contribution to the economy

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Generating £1.3bn each year, Scotland’s Railway is part of the fabric of the Scottish economy.

  • it employs 13,000 people
  • over 9000 people are employed directly  
  • most rail employees enjoy the benefits of a guaranteed Living Wage  

Scotland’s Railway is creating a skilled workforce by actively promoting:

  • STEM subjects
  • apprenticeships
  • graduate training

Overall, we’re making rail an attractive career choice. For more information, visit the careers pages at Network Rail and ScotRail.