ScotRail is calling on the public to give their views on new timetable proposals for Ayrshire and Inverclyde.
The rail operator is seeking feedback through a six-week consultation running from today (Monday, 9 October) until Monday, 20 November 2023.
The proposed timetable, scheduled for introduction in June 2024, builds on the Ayrshire timetable introduced in May 2023 and provides two limited stop services between Ayr and Glasgow all day, including the evenings.
Services to Largs and Ardrossan continue to call at most stations on the route and additional services operate in the evening.
This summer, ScotRail carried more than 30 per cent leisure travellers in Ayrshire than in the same period 2022.
In Inverclyde, an improved Sunday service between Gourock and Glasgow will be introduced in December this year.
From June 2024, on Mondays to Saturdays, the train operator is proposing to introduce a new timetable which will provide two fast trains each hour between Gourock and Glasgow and two trains each hour between Wemyss Bay and Glasgow.
Additional weekday services will operate at peak times between Gourock and Glasgow. In the evenings, two trains per hour operate to Gourock with an hourly train serving Wemyss Bay.
Scott Prentice, ScotRail Head of Business Development, said:
“We believe these changes will provide customers across the region with a better rail service and will encourage more people to use public transport and travel sustainably.
"We’re keen to hear what the communities we serve think about our plans. Every response we get will help us better understand what our customers need from their railway.
“These proposals are not the end point, we see them as an important step forward on our journey to deliver the best service we can. The timetable will continue to change in response to how current and future customers use the railway.”
Full details of the consultation can be found here.