Pets on a Train
And by pets, we mean dogs, cats and small animals (livestock, even if he’s your pet pig that lives
indoors and wears a collar, is not permitted on any rail network) are allowed to travel by rail, with a few rules and restrictions to adhere to.
You may travel with up to two dogs, cats or other small animals free of charge, providing the staff and other passengers are not inconvenienced or endangered in any way. If a fellow passenger
complains about your animal for any reason (smell, noise, its eyeing up their sandwich) then you will be politely asked to move seats.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, both on the platform and on the train. Cats and other small animals must be confined in a pet carrier which you will understandably be asked to keep on the floor and not on the seat.
Guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf are allowed in the restaurant carriage at the discretion of the train manager, any other pets are not permitted.
On sleeper services, guide dogs and hearing dogs are permitted at no extra cost, providing the
booking is in single-cabin accommodation.
Scot rail currently is the only sleeper service that allows able bodied passengers the opportunity to travel with dogs, however restrictions apply. There will be a considerable cleaning charge, booking must be for two people travelling together in standard class, otherwise a solo supplement is payable for exclusive use of a twin-berth cabin and booking must be made 48 hours in advance.