ScotRail has a significant role in supporting Scotland’s economy, allowing communities across the country to access goods and services.
We also play a key part in reducing the environmental impact of transport, allowing people to move round the country in a sustainable way.
As Scotland grows and evolves, so too must our timetable. Changes are made to the timetable every year to meet changing needs. Making changes to a timetable is a complex process, and must consider a wide range of factors.
Our priority when planning the timetable focuses on how to use the resources we have (principally staff, trains and funding) to make ScotRail as attractive a travel choice as possible. The timetable also has to consider the infrastructure that trains run on, the trains and traincrew that are needed to provide the service, and the other operators that share the network.
In some cases, changes may be minor, such as retiming a train to allow another operator to run their service or adding more carriages to a busy service. On other occasions, we might propose a more significant change, like increasing the number of services that we operate, the stations a service calls at, or the times that the trains operate.
When proposing to introduce significant timetable changes in an area, we will aim to consult our plans with the public. We do this for two reasons:
- To encourage customers and stakeholders to have their say and help shape the future of Scotland’s Railway.
- To promote the proposed timetable changes and consultation as a positive step in making rail the transport mode of choice for medium and long distance journeys.
We are not currently consulting on any timetable changes.
On routes where we are not consulting on changes, we continue to welcome feedback sent to our Customer Relations and social media teams. Find out how to contact us here.
We will also continue to engage with key stakeholders directly on matters that arise during the timetable change process.
The following consultations are now closed, but the consultation remains on our website for future reference:
- Ayrshire and Inverclyde - 2024 Timetable - closed Monday, 20 November 2023
- Edinburgh, Fife, and the Tay Cities – 2024 and 2025 Timetables - closed Monday, 23 October 2023
- Fit for the Future – May 2022 Timetable