Travel advice - change to railway timetable on Saturday 15 April

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The ScotRail Alliance advises rail customers that due to installation of a new bridge on Glasgow Road, Carmuirs, all Glasgow Queen St - Falkirk Grahamston rail services will be cancelled on Saturday 15 April.

Train services between Glasgow - Cumbernauld and Glasgow - Falkirk High will still be in operation. Replacement buses will run between Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston, connecting with train services at Cumbernauld.

All rail services will return to normal on Sunday 16 April.

Work on the bridge is to replace the deck and parapets and can only be done safely and efficiently while the road below is closed to traffic. When complete the bridge will be more robust and will have improved resilience in the event of a vehicle striking the structure.

The work will also prepare the bridge for future projects to upgrade track and electrify the line to deliver improved reliability and faster line speeds for rail services.

A ScotRail Alliance spokesperson said: “We realise that these services are cancelled during one of the days of the Easter holiday weekend and that is frustrating for our customers who wish to travel by train for days out.

“However, this work is essential and by closing the line to rail services for just one day, we’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption to our customers.

“If you’re intending to travel by train in the Falkirk Grahamston area on Saturday 15 April, please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey as a bus replacement service will be in operation.”