Don't let the name confuse you, if you're traveling Scotland by train First ScotRail is probably your first (and only) choice. Operated as a franchise by FirstGroup, First ScotRail operates 95% of the passenger trains in Scotland. It links towns in Scotland and offers services to London from major cities by way of more than 300 stations. FirstGroup received a seven year contract for the ScotRail franchise in 2004 and has extended that contract through 2014. In addition to ScotRail, FirstGroup operates the First Capital Connect, First Great Western, and First TransPennine rail franchises in the UK. The additon of First Hull Trains and the London Tramlink network comprise FirstGroup's UK Rail segment.