ScotRail reminds customers about Glasgow-Barrhead works

Last updated: Monday, 26 June 2023

ScotRail is reminding customers that major electrification works will start this Saturday (24 June), with a significant impact on services between Glasgow and Kilmarnock.

From Saturday, until Thursday, 3 August, the works to install new overhead line equipment between Kennishead and Barrhead will be taking place.

It means that there will be no train services during this time, and instead buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock.

In addition to a replacement bus service, there will also be reduced services to/from Glasgow to Crossmyloof and Pollokshaws West stations. Trains between Carlisle, Dumfries and Glasgow will terminate at Kilmarnock for a connecting replacement bus service.

Customers should check their journey before they travel, and can find full details of the impact of the works on the ScotRail website Glasgow - Kilmarnock Closure | ScotRail.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said:

“We know that the works will be an inconvenience to customers but we are doing everything we can to keep people moving.

“People should plan ahead, taking alternative routes to and from Glasgow, or using our replacement bus services. And please check our social media channels, website, and app for up-to-date information on how to complete your journey.

“This an exciting project for Scotland’s Railway, and we are delighted to see more of the network being electrified as we continue our journey to net zero.”