Changes to train services in East Lothian in September and October

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The ScotRail Alliance is asking customers to check their journey times before they travel, as improvement works are taking place over four Saturdays in September on routes through East Lothian.

As part of our work to build the best railway Scotland has ever had, essential track maintenance work is taking place on the east coast mainline. On Saturdays 23, 30 September and 7 October, buses replace trains between Edinburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar. Buses also replace trains to Dunbar on 16 September while the essential engineering work takes place.

Rob Shorthouse, ScotRail Alliance communications director, said:

“We are working hard to build the best railway that Scotland has ever had. We know that having your regular journey changed can be a pain, but all this work really is going to be worth it. We are carrying out the biggest upgrade to the network since it was built in Victorian times – and it will mean more seats, faster, more reliable journeys and more and better services.

“You can find out more about these changes and what it means for your own journey by visiting the ScotRail website or by downloading our free app. Even although your normal journey might be different while this work is going on, we will keep you moving.”


Train/bus times will be different from usual, customers should plan their journeys in advance on the ScotRail website or on the ScotRail app.

Saturday 23, 30 September and 7 October

  • 0703 Glasgow to North Berwick will terminate at Haymarket
  • 1750 North Berwick to Ayr will start at Haymarket. A bus will depart North Berwick at 1621 to connect with this train