ScotRail is reminding customers that its timetable will change from tomorrow, Sunday, 12 December, and they should check their journeys before travelling.
People in the north east and Highlands will benefit most from the revised schedule.
- More trains calling at Kintore station, Monday to Saturday following last year’s successful reopening of the station after an absence of 67 years. The stops will be included on some services from Montrose to Inverurie, Inverness to Aberdeen and Inverurie to Aberdeen.
- Extra services between Elgin and Inverness, Monday to Saturday and an additional return service in the afternoon is being introduced between Inverness and Invergordon.
- Increasing the number of seats on four of its Inter7City trains, by adding another standard class passenger coach to its existing four coach High Speed Trains (HSTs). It means an extra 74 standard class seats on every service they operate.
- Four additional return journeys between Aberdeen and Glasgow will operate Monday to Saturday along with one extra return journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, also Monday to Saturday.
Most of the other timetable alterations will be minor, with the majority of routes retaining the same schedule that’s in place just now.
Customers should check to see which services are affected by the changes and they are also reminded that there will be alterations to the times of some remaining services.
And, the wearing of face coverings onboard ScotRail trains and in all stations, covered or open-air platforms, is still compulsory in line with Scottish Government guidelines.
David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said:
“The alterations to the timetable from tomorrow will bring more services to the north east and Highlands as part of our continuing investment in the area.
“It’s great to see that Kintore station has been such a success after being closed for 67 years.
“Most of the other changes around the country will be minor, but we’re asking all of our customers to make sure they check their journeys before they try to travel in case they have been affected.”