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More train services.

More train services.

There's a new way to travel by train across the central belt between the east and west coast of Scotland. That's because the new line between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate is now open. And we are delighted to announce an increase in services available on this route.

From Sunday 22 May, a new, full timetable is introduced that double's services. There are now four trains an hour on weekdays and Saturdays, two trains an hour on Sunday afternoons, with an hourly service on Sunday mornings and evenings. 

The new stretch of track between Airdrie and Bathgate re-establishes a fourth route between Edinburgh and Glasgow after a gap of 50 years.

It also includes new stations at Armadale, Blackridge and Caldercruix and a relocated Drumgelloch station.

The service frequency has increased over time between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, with daytime trains now running every 15 minutes.

This will provide more options for customers travelling between Scotland’s two main cities.

It will also open up new economic and educational opportunities for those living on the line – and offer a greener alternative to the daily car commute on the M8.

The line also means great days out are now even easier. For example, you can visit the Livingston Designer Outlet or Almond Valley Heritage Centre. And, with new direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow, you can also make the most of the train to take in Scotland's two main cities . Take a look below for more information on the route.

* Key stations only are shown.

What’s more, there’s also a wide range of different fares available. So whether you’re a regular commuter, or just fancy a one-off trip, you’ll be able to find a great value fare to suit you. See the table below for more on sample fares and journey times. For details on specific train times, and to book, use our journey planner opposite.

Routes Anytime Return

Off-Peak Return

Seven Day Season Monthly Season Annual Season Journey Time
Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh £28.10 £25.00 £102.90 £395.20 £4,116 2hrs
Dumbarton to Edinburgh £28.10 £25.00 £102.90 £395.20 £4,116 1hr 45mins


Routes Anytime Return Off-Peak Day Return Seven Day Season Monthly Season Aunnual Season Journey Time
Airdrie to Edinburgh £15.60 £11.10 £62.20 £238.90 £2,488 48mins
Armadale to Edinburgh £9.70 £8.10 £38.90 £149.40 £1,556 30mins
Blackridge to Edinburgh £11.50 £9.50 £46.10 £177.10 £1,844 36mins
Caldercruix to Edinburgh £13.20 £11.00 £52.90 £203.20 £2,116 40mins
Bathgate to Glasgow £12.50 £10.30 £49.90 £191.70 £1,996 45mins
Livingston North to Glasgow £14.60 £11.40 £58.40 £224.30 £2,336 55mins
Hyndland to Edinburgh £20.10 £13.70 £87.90 £337.60 £3,516  88mins
Coatbridge Ss to Edinburgh £16.90 £11.10 £67.70 £260.00 £2,708  55mins
Armadale to Glasgow
£10.50 £8.70 £41.90 £160.90 £1,676  46mins
Blackridge to Glasgow £8.70 £7.20 £34.70 £133.30 £1,388  42mins
Caldercruix to Glasgow £7.60 £5.80 £28.10 £108.00 £1,124  36mins

Fares shown valid from 2 January 2011 until further notice.
* Savings compared to purchasing equivalent individual Anytime Return tickets