New gateway for integrated travel

Thursday, 17 November 2016

A brand new station set to make integrated travel easier than ever is set to open its doors on Sunday 11 December.

Edinburgh Gateway interchange, situated between South Gyle and Dalmeny stations, will offer rail passengers from Fife and further north the option to transfer directly onto the tram network for onward travel to Edinburgh Airport.

A combined train and tram ticket, is available for advance purchase online or in stations, for those planning their next getaway.

The new interchange station – part of the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme – will offer wider benefits other than fast airport connections.

Local residents will have direct trains to Perth, Dundee and Inverness, as well as to the city centre and Fife. When combined with the nearby South Gyle station, six trains per hour will serve North West Edinburgh instead of the current four.

Edinburgh Gateway will also provide increased choice for Fife-based commuters travelling to Edinburgh Business Park, with 14 trains arriving at Gateway or South Gyle between 07:00-09:00 hrs. For the return leg, a similar number of services will depart these stations during the evening peak.

The number of trains calling at South Gyle will reduce from current levels to two per hour, but with an additional service in the morning and evening peaks.

The station will offer a bright and accessible space, packed with modern amenities.

ScotRail Alliance Managing Director, Phil Verster said: “Edinburgh Gateway interchange will be a hugely convenient transport hub for a vast array of customers, bringing new journey opportunities and better connections for people travelling into and around the capital.

“Thanks to the smooth transition with the tram network, this is another step forward for integrated travel and supports the future economic investment and activity in the area.”

Notes

The opening of Edinburgh Gateway on 11 December coincides with the start of ScotRail’s winter timetable. Opening hours will be 06:10-00:10 Mon-Sat and 08:30-00:10 – Sunday.
Currently North West Edinburgh has four trains per hour to/from Edinburgh and Fife – all calling at South Gyle. The opening of Edinburgh Gateway will see an increase to six trains per hour each way, four stopping at Edinburgh Gateway and two at South Gyle.
Around two thirds of customers who currently use South Gyle station, travel to or from stations in Fife.
The new timetable balances calls between South Gyle and Edinburgh Gateway to improve rail access for a wider range of residents in North West Edinburgh, along with providing greater choice for those travelling between Edinburgh Business Park and Fife.

Services that will call at Edinburgh Gateway include:

  • Edinburgh - Glenrothes (both directions of the Fife Circle)
  • Edinburgh – Perth
  • Edinburgh – Dundee
  • Edinburgh – Inverness

All fares and tickets for travel to/through the station are available for advance purchase via booking offices, ticketing vending machines in stations or online

More information and a digital fly through of Edinburgh Gateway is available here:

Edinburgh Gateway Interchange