PEAK fares on ScotRail services are set to be scrapped next month as part of a six-month pilot scheme.

The trial, due to commence on Monday, October 2, will allow customers to travel all day on off-peak ticket prices until the end of March 2024.

Under the pilot scheme, the price of a journey on the main route between Stirling and Glasgow will be slashed from £16.10 to £9.60.

Alex Hynes, Scotland’s railway managing director, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for Scotland’s railway to encourage more people across the country to choose rail travel instead of using the car.

“Everyone at ScotRail is working hard to make sure that this six-month trial will be a success, and we will be monitoring our services and stations daily to see where we have any significant increases in customer journeys.

“We know that cost and simplicity is a critical factor for people when they choose how to travel, and we are looking forward to delivering this fantastic fare reduction for our customers.”

Customers can see the price cut on routes as of Monday, September 18.