Keeping you moving

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Timetable changes.

We’re progressing plans to build the best railway Scotland has ever had.

Work is well underway to deliver the next phase of electrification of central Scotland's railway, on routes linking Edinburgh and Glasgow via Shotts, as well as to Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.

This work will allow us to introduce more seats and better services. To make this happen, some timetables need to be changed.

The line between Larbert and Dunblane will be closed between Sunday, 14 October and Sunday, 21 October. Buses will replace trains during that time. The line will reopen to customers on the morning of Monday, 22 October.

The railway is open for business while Network Rail carries out these improvements, and we're doing everything we can to get you where you need to be.

Click on the map to enlarge and click on your own route below for information to help you plan ahead.

Affected routes

From 14 October 2018 until 21 October 2018, trains from Glasgow Queen Street will terminate at Falkirk Grahamston, with buses replacing trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.

Trains to Glasgow Queen Street will start from platform 2 at Larbert. Customers travelling from Stirling, Dunblane or Alloa to Glasgow should change at Larbert for connecting train service.

From 14 October 2018 until 21 October 2018, trains from Edinburgh will terminate at Larbert, with buses replacing trains between Larbert and Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.

Trains to Edinburgh Waverley will start from Falkirk Grahamston, with buses replacing trains between Stirling, Dunblane, Alloa and Falkirk Grahamston.

On Sunday 14 October trains will be diverted via Fife and journey times extended. On Sunday 20 October, trains operate between Dundee and Aberdeen, with replacement buses running between Glasgow Queen Street and Dundee.

From 15 October 2018 until 20 October 2018, trains operate between Perth and Aberdeen, with replacement buses running between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston.

Direct buses will also operate between Glasgow and Perth, calling at Stirling.

On Sunday 14 October and Sunday 21 October, trains will be diverted via Fife and journey times extended.

From 15 October 2018 until 20 October 2018, trains operate between Perth and Inverness, with replacement buses running between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston.

Direct buses will also operate between Glasgow and Perth, calling at Stirling.

At present and continuing throughout 2018, on Monday to Thursday evenings after 8pm and all day Sunday, trains are cancelled. Replacement buses operate across the entire route.

You can also use Lanark trains, which run as normal, between Glasgow Central – Bellshill in both directions.

Travel advice

  • If your journey includes replacement bus, please allow more time to reach your destination
  • Check your journey. Bus departure times may not match normal train times. Please use our app or website to plan your travel

Further timetable changes

Details of planned improvements also appear in our mobile app. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we progress our plans to transform Scotland's railway.