Falkirk trains cancelled to cope with bridge demand

Trains from Falkirk Grahamston to Glasgow Queen Street have been cancelled due to the bridge closure
Trains from Falkirk Grahamston to Glasgow Queen Street have been cancelled due to the bridge closure

Scotrail has announced trains from the Grahamston station to Glasgow will be cut for the duration of the Forth Road Bridge closure.

Trains from Falkirk Grahamston to Glasgow Queen Street via Cumbernauld will not run until the bridge re-opens, which won’t be until after the new year.

The closure of the bridge due to structural defects has forced the train company, run by Dutch form Abellio, to adjust its timetables to provide additional trains to and from Fife.

The new timetable from Falkirk Grahamston will affect customers from today, but trains to the city from the town’s other station, Falkirk High, won’t be affected and will run as normal.

Scotrail has put on replacement buses that will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Cumbenauld for customers.

A spokeswoman for Scotrail said: “We have arranged for replacement buses to run between Falkirk Grahamston and Cumbernauld to connect in with train services.

“This decision was made only after we had hired in trains from elsewhere and freed up every carriage we have for use on services over the Forth.

“We are sorry we have had to do this because we realise that nobody likes to see their own service reduced or changed.”

For more information on train services visit www.scotrail.co.uk.