THE Scottish government has confirmed that off-peak all-day rail travel will be extended until September 27, 2024.

The pilot scheme scrapping peak-time ScotRail fares - which means fares are the same at all times of the day - has been running since last October.

ScotRail has been working with the Scottish government to assess the full impact of the trial, to determine how many new journeys have been made on rail because of the trial and whether customers have switched from car to rail.

Marie McNair, Clydebank and Milngavie MSP, said: “I am delighted that the Scottish government has decided to extend this trial, providing my constituents and those across Scotland with cheaper rail fares.

“By extending the trial we can hopefully continue to encourage more people to switch to train travel, helping in our efforts to cut our carbon footprint.

“This is evidence of the Scottish government’s commitment to make public transport easier and more affordable and I know it will be welcomed by many.”