Railway open for business while upgrades carried out

Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Major infrastructure works to deliver faster journeys, more seats and better services

  • Railway remains open for business during peak hours – only late evening services between Sunday and Thursday affected

  • Customers advised to check dedicated webpage for more information

The railway will remain open for business during the busiest times while the ScotRail Alliance carries out major improvement works starting next month.

From 11 September, work will be carried out to improve the network in central and northern Scotland – including Glasgow and Edinburgh services to Perth, Stirling, Dunblane, Alloa, Falkirk, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Services will continue as normal for the vast majority of the time, meaning people can travel hassle free throughout the day.

On those routes affected by the work, there will be changes to journeys after 9pm between Sunday and Thursday. The work will continue until May 2018. Some journey times will be longer and customers can expect to see queuing systems in operation at key stations where replacement buses are in operation.

Customers are being advised to plan their journeys in advance as the ScotRail Alliance continues its upgrade programme to deliver faster journeys, more seats and better services.

To help customers plan ahead, the ScotRail Alliance has set up a dedicated webpage at scotrail.co.uk/improvements.

ScotRail Alliance Infrastructure Director David Dickson said: “The work we will be doing will help deliver the best railway Scotland’s ever had, with faster journeys, more seats and better services.

“The railway will be open for business while we carry out this essential work. People travelling during morning and evening peak times will not be affected, and will be able to travel hassle free.

“Where we have had to change services, we will keep people moving by providing replacement bus services. We would encourage customers to visit scotrail.co.uk/improvements to find out more information about the changes.”

Notes

Timetable Summary by route:

Edinburgh – Dunblane / Perth (via Stirling)
On Sunday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains will operate between Edinburgh and Polmont. Replacement buses operate between Polmont and Dunblane / Perth

Glasgow – Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa
On Sunday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains will operate between Glasgow and Croy. Replacement buses operate between Croy and Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa.

Glasgow Queen Street – Dundee
On Sunday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains will operate between Glasgow and Croy. Replacement buses operate between Croy and Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street – Perth
On Sunday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains will operate between Glasgow and Croy. Replacement buses operate between Croy and Perth.

Glasgow Queen Street – Aberdeen / Inverness
On Monday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains will operate between Stirling and Aberdeen/Inverness. Replacement buses operate between Glasgow and Stirling (please note that buses depart Glasgow earlier than normal train times)

On Sunday evenings after 9pm until 7 December 2017, trains will also operate between Stirling and Aberdeen with replacement buses operating between Glasgow and Stirling.

On Sunday evenings from 9pm between 10 December 2017 and 20 May 2018, trains will operate between Perth and Aberdeen. Replacement buses operate between Glasgow and Stirling (please note that buses depart Glasgow earlier than normal train times).

Glasgow - Falkirk Grahamston
On Monday to Thursday evenings after 9pm, until Thursday 17 May 2018, trains are cancelled.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Cumbernauld run as normal with replacement buses operating between Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston.

Glasgow Central - Edinburgh via Shotts

At present and continuing throughout 2018, on Monday to Thursday evenings after 8pm and all day Sunday from 14 December 2017, trains are cancelled. Replacement buses operate across the entire route.

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

On Sundays until 7 December 2017, trains will operate between Edinburgh and West Calder. Replacement buses operate between Glasgow and West Calder.