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.
|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
|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