Thursday, 2 July 2015

Due to a lack of availability of train drivers, we are having to make some changes to our Sunday timetables.

We are working hard to make sure that most routes are still covered and that we increase capacity wherever we can, but you will notice some changes.

The reason for this is that existing Sunday services partly depend on train drivers volunteering to work. We are in negotiations with the drivers about their pay and about how we fix this Sunday issue, but while this is going on, we have experienced a steep decline in the number of train drivers volunteering for Sundays.

That is why we are making changes. We want to give you certainty that the trains we say are going to run will actually run. You can be prepared by signing up for Journey Check alerts, downloading our app or checking train times.

You can find out more about this issue here.

Download the amended Sunday timetable here

Overview of timetable changes

Below is an overview of the MAIN changes. Please check the timetable for specific information.

If your route is NOT listed, then it’s running as per the normal Sunday timetable.

Thank you for your patience.

Cancelled services / alternative options

Passenger should take Largs trains and change at Ardrossan South Beach. Buses replace trains between Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan Harbour, timed to connect with ferries.

Customers should take trains to/from Gourock and change at Greenock Central. Buses replace trains between Greenock Central and Wemyss Bay, timed to connect with ferries. Passengers for Whinhill should use Greenock Central or Cartsdyke instead.

Passengers can use services from Glasgow to Ayr, with connecting trains to Stranraer.

Replacement buses will operate.

Passengers may use Glasgow to Lanark trains instead.

Customers should travel on Helensburgh – Edinburgh services, and change at Bellgrove. Buses replace trains between Bellgrove and Cumbernauld.

Customers for Larkhall should change at Hamilton Central for connecting buses. Note: Balloch/Milngavie – Motherwell trains will run.

Glasgow – Inverness will operate normally so passengers should travel on these services. Buses will operate between Inverness – Elgin.

Replacement buses will operate.

Buses replace trains between Kirkcaldy and Dundee. Passengers should use Fife trains to/from Kirkcaldy. Note: Edinburgh – Aberdeen services will run as normal.

Replacement buses will operate.

Aberdeen – Inverness will operate normally, calling at Inverurie. No replacement buses.

Buses will operate between Inverness and Invergordon/Tain. Note: Far North to Wick/Kylewill operate as normal.

Replacement buses will operate.

Services with reduced frequency / part-route changes

  • Glasgow Central – Ayr: hourly service calling at all stations
  • Glasgow Central – Neilston: hourly service
  • Glasgow Central – Newton: hourly via Maxwell Park
  • Glasgow Central – East Kilbride: hourly (includes Thorntonhall)
  • Edinburgh – Glenrothes via Kirkcaldy: 4 trains per day in each direction plus 2 trains between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy.
  • Edinburgh – Glenrothes via Dunfermline: 7 trains per day in each direction