Travel advice for the Great Scottish Run

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The ScotRail Alliance is advising customers travelling by train to the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run this weekend to plan their journeys now, and leave extra time for travel.

Essential engineering works will be taking place on both days of the festival, on routes in and around Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, and the West Highland line. To keep customers moving during these works, replacement buses will be in operation.

Extra carriages will also be added to services between Glasgow Central, Kilmarnock and East Kilbride, to allow spectators to get around the half-marathon route easily.

As with all major events, the ScotRail Alliance will have extra staff on the ground to assist.

ScotRail Alliance Communications Director Rob Shorthouse said:

“We are working hard to build the best railway that Scotland has ever had. We know that any disruption to services can be a pain for customers but all this work is essential to ensuring we can continue to deliver a first class service on these key routes.

“With the Great Scottish Run being one of the highlights of the Scottish athletic calendar, we’re putting on extra carriages on the East Kilbride and Kilmarnock routes so people can get there and see the action up close.”

“Customers can find out more about these changes and what it means for their own journey by visiting the ScotRail website or by downloading our free app. Even though customers’ normal journey might be different while this work is going on, we will get you to the start line.”