ScotRail temporary timetable review confirms later trains to be extended

Last updated:
Friday, 10 June 2022

ScotRail has confirmed that it will extend the use of late-night services, following a review of the temporary timetable.

Yesterday (Thursday, 9 June), ScotRail confirmed that it had made progress with driver pay talks after the operator made an improved offer to resolve the current dispute. Drivers’ union ASLEF said it would recommend putting the offer to a referendum of its members and recommend acceptance of the offer itself.

On 23 May, ScotRail introduced a temporary timetable to provide greater certainty and reliability for customers following an announcement by ASLEF that it will ballot for industrial action over pay, and subsequently a significant number of drivers declining to make themselves available for overtime or rest day working.

On 28 May, following feedback from customers, local businesses, and others, ScotRail introduced additional late evening services on Friday and Saturday nights.

The train operator has now confirmed that from Monday, 13 June, it will extend these additional services to include Monday-Thursday, meaning they will now operate Monday-Saturday. The additional services will be on the following routes:

  • Glasgow Central – Ayr
  • Glasgow Central – Gourock
  • Glasgow Central – East Kilbride
  • Glasgow Central – Neilston
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Stirling
  • Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh Waverley
  • Edinburgh Waverley – North Berwick
  • Edinburgh Waverley – Kirkcaldy
  • Edinburgh Waverley - Dunfermline
  • Edinburgh Waverley – Stirling
  • Aberdeen – Inverurie

These later trains will help support the night-time economy and provide more travel opportunities for shift workers across the country, while the temporary timetable remains in place.

Customers will be able to find the details of these services on the ScotRail app and at www.scotrail.co.uk from Friday, 10 June.

The train operator is also reviewing changes it can make to rural services in Inverness and will provide an update as soon as possible.

David Simpson, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, said:

“While running a temporary timetable is frustrating, it’s encouraging that we have made progress with driver pay talks, and I’m pleased we can extend the use of late-night services for customers. We have listened to the feedback from customers and businesses and have acted.

“The temporary timetable is providing customers with greater certainty and reliability as we seek to reach agreement with ASLEF.”

Notes

The additional late-night trains that will now operate Monday to Friday are:

Monday - Friday

23:30 Glasgow Central to Ayr
23:21 Glasgow Central to Gourock
23:24 Gourock to Glasgow Central
21:47 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
22:28 East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
23:17 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
23:05 Glasgow Central to Neilston
22:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
22:45 Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street
23:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
23:46 Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street
23:14 Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick
23:00 Edinburgh Waverley to Kirkcaldy
23:18 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunfermline Town
22:36 Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley
23:30 Edinburgh Waverley to Stirling
23:22 Glasgow Queen St to Stirling
20:58 Aberdeen to Inverurie
21:29 Inverurie to Aberdeen
22:49 Aberdeen to Inverurie

The additional late-night services which have been in operation on Saturdays since 29 May are:

Saturday

22:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
22:45 Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street
23:45 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
23:46 Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street
23:14 Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick
23:01 Edinburgh Waverley to Kirkcaldy
23:18 Edinburgh Waverley to Dunfermline Town
22:36 Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley
23:32 Edinburgh Waverley to Stirling
23:22 Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
20:58 Aberdeen to Inverurie
21:29 Inverurie to Aberdeen
22:49 Aberdeen to Inverurie
23:30 Glasgow Central to Ayr
23:24 Gourock to Glasgow Central
23:21 Glasgow Central to Gourock
21:57 East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
22:28 East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
23:18 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride
23:05 Glasgow Central to Neilston