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Work is ongoing to electrify the routes between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts as part of the Scottish Government’s rolling programme of rail electrification.
As part of this, major works will be carried out at Livingston South to rebuild the platforms to allow for the introduction of brand new class 385 electric trains on the route. Accessibility at the station will also be improved, with preparatory works for new lifts and staircases taking place at the same time. Works will also be taking place elsewhere on the line to install, or prepare to install, overhead electric wires.
As a result there will be no service on the Glasgow Central – Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts route between 9pm on Thursday, 29 and Sunday, 8 April.
I have a season ticket, can I use a different route while the line is shut?
Yes, if you have a season ticket to Edinburgh or Glasgow the begins at one of the following stations:
Travelling from Cambuslang, Newton, Uddingston, Bellshill, Holytown or Carfin to Edinburgh?
You can use your ticket to travel to Glasgow Central, and change onto a service from Glasgow Queen Street service to Edinburgh.
Travelling from Cleland, Hartwood, Shotts, Fauldhouse or Breich to Edinburgh or Glasgow?
You will be able to board services from Caldercruix and Blackridge to your destination.
Travelling from Addiewell, West Calder, Livingston South or Kirknewton to Edinburgh or Glasgow?
You will be able to board services from Armadale, Bathgate or Livingston North to your destination.
Why will there be no trains during the work?
Engineers will be undertaking major works on various sections of the line. It’s not possible for us to run any trains while this work is underway.
Will there be changes to departure times?
While the line is closed, all stations will be served by replacement bus services. Many of these will depart at different times from normal, and journey times will be extended.
Please leave extra time for travel, and plan your journey in advance.
Will there be changes to any other trains?
Only trains that travel via Shotts will be affected by these works.
Will accessible transport be provided?
Yes - if you have have booked assisted travel, we will provide an accessible replacement coach or an accessible taxi. If you require assistance, but haven't booked assisted travel, please make yourself known to a member of staff and we will arrange this for you. You can also get in touch with us using a platform help point.