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Edinburgh Park has become the latest ScotRail station to have ticket gates installed. Work to introduce the gates got under way in January, with ten new dateline jobs created as part of the change.
The gates, which have been installed at both platforms, began operating today.
They were introduced under a franchise commitment to reduce ticketless travel, increase revenue protection, improve station security and discourage anti-social behaviour.
Automatic ticket gates are already in place at a number of ScotRail stations, including: Inverness, Perth, Aberdeen, Dundee and Stirling, as well as both Glasgow Queen Street and Central stations, and Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket.
Pat Callaghan, ScotRails director of facilities and building services, said: Revenue protection and reducing ticketless travel have always been priorities for us because it is honest, fare-paying passengers who bear the burden of lost investment in Scotland’s railway.
Ticket gates, which are part of our franchise agreement, are also proven to discourage anti-social behaviour and improve station security.
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