Special Timetable 12-14 April 2010
We are running 95% of trains across Scotland between 12-14 April. Our special timetable will again see 100% of services on many routes – including Aberdeen and Inverness trains to/from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Please click here for more details (updated 13 April 1500 hrs).
Note: Edinburgh-Cardenden at 17:21 IS running, as is the 06:32 Edinburgh - Fife Circle - Edinburgh.
Click on the appropriate link below for rail replacement bus timetables:
Kilmarnock / Carlisle / Stranraer buses updated 12 April 1445 hrs
Caledonian Sleeper trains
We intend to run Sleeper services as normal during the strike. Fort William Sleeper customers will be bussed to/from Kingussie to connect with the Sleeper to/from Inverness.
Buy before you board - or the day before
Please buy your train tickets before travelling to avoid delays at your departure or arrival station. Even better buy your ticket the day before. Tickets can be bought in advance from station booking offices, via this website, or by phoning Telesales on 08457 55 00 33. On the day of travel you can also buy tickets from ticket vending machines at stations.
Buying before you board means you benefit from any reduced fares available for your journey.
Please note that Monthly season tickets cannot be purchased more than five days in advance.
Why we need a Special Timetable
Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport trade union are taking strike action over staffing of trains on a new rail line linking Glasgow and Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate.
Did you know:
- Driver door operated trains with ticket examiners are safe and have been proved in all conditions for more than 25 years.
- 56% of ScotRail journeys are already made on this basis.
- This system represents the best deal for the Scottish taxpayer and passengers.
- The new service will be subsidised by the Scottish Government which is reopening the Airdrie-Bathgate rail link at a cost of more than £300 million.
- It will offer major benefits to passengers and create 130 new jobs.
- It would cost £1.4m to convert the trains to allow conductors rather than drivers to open and close the doors. This is an unnecessary cost - and would make journeys longer. The work would also delay the re-opening of the route.
- No-one is losing their job and current terms and conditions are guaranteed.
For more information regarding your journey plans, please enquire at staffed stations, via platform Help Points or by telephoning 08457 48 49 50.