Engineering works disrupt rail timetables

Travellers and those attending the Great Scottish Run are reminded to carefully plan their journey to Glasgow on Sunday as some rail services are affected by engineering works.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 30th September 2016, 12:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:46 pm
Rail timetables will change on Sunday due to engineering works
Rail timetables will change on Sunday due to engineering works

Replacement buses are in place for all services on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High line up to 11am on Sunday, so anyone planning to travel into Glasgow on that line earlier than 11am will arrive by bus.

The normal Glasgow Queen Street rail timetable operates between 11am and 8.30pm on Sunday and then services are suspended to allow resumption of electrification works. Customers planning to travel after 8.30pm will complete some or all of their journey by replacement bus service.

These changes to services are part of the ScotRail Alliance’s electrification programme to transform Scotland’s railway. The work is underway to allow electric trains to run between Edinburgh and Glasgow by summer 2017.

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David Dickson, ScotRail Alliance infrastructure director said: “Central belt electrification will allow us to run faster, longer, greener trains and cut journey times while increasing the number of seats available. The work we are delivering represents a huge investment in Scotland’s railway that will help transform travel on our network.

“We understand the inconvenience this work will cause our customers and every effort has been made to minimise disruption as much as we possibly can. We are urging people to check their journey now and certainly before they set off.

“All of the information that people will need to plan their journey during these improvement works is already available on the ScotRail app and website. We’ll also have extra staff on hand at key stations to offer extra assistance.”

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