By Phil Marsh

ScotRail warns of engineering work from now to Christmas

Published: 16th October 2016

Beware of service changes including some buses replacing trains

Passengers intending to travel on some ScotRail routes on and after Saturday 22 October are being advised to check their train times.

That’s because improvement works will involve some changes, especially on “Central Belt” routes involving Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk and Stirling areas.

Some of the work is already in progress for electrification that will bring shorter journey times and better trains. A full list issued by the ScotRail Alliance shows:

Glasgow Queen Street – Dundee/Aberdeen (via Perth)

Until Sunday 4 December, services may be subject to change and diverted via Cumbernauld or Fife at certain times of the day. Journeys will take longer.

Glasgow Queen Street – Inverness

At weekends until 11 December, services may be diverted via Fife or operate on part of the route only.

Glasgow Queen Street – Inverness

At weekends until 11 December, services may be diverted via Fife or operate on part of the route only.

Glasgow Queen Street – Inverness

At weekends until 11 December, services may be diverted via Fife or operate on part of the route only.

Edinburgh – Inverness

On Sat/Sun 26/27 November and Sun 4 Dec and Sun 11 Dec, trains operate between Edinburgh.

Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh via Falkirk High

From now until Thursday 8 December, services may be cancelled or run between Glasgow Queen Street – Polmont only, at certain times of day. Replacement buses will operate when trains are not running.

Glasgow Queen Street – Alloa

Until Sunday 4 December, trains may be diverted via Cumbernauld or – over five weekends – cancelled completely. On days that no trains are running, customers can travel to Falkirk High (by train or replacement bus) for onward bus travel to Alloa.

Glasgow Queen Street – Falkirk Grahamston

For five weekends from Saturday 22 October – Sunday 20 November, trains are cancelled. However services between Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Cumbernauld operate as normal. Replacement buses run between Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston.

Glasgow Queen Street – Stirling / Dunblane / Perth

For five weekends from Saturday 22 October – Sunday 20 November, services are cancelled. Customers can travel to Falkirk High (by train or bus) to complete their journey by replacement bus

Edinburgh – Stirling / Dunblane / Perth

Until Thursday 8 December, trains may be cancelled (over five weekends from Saturday 22 October – Sunday 20 November), or operate only between Edinburgh - Falkirk Grahamston or Polmont at certain times of the day. Replacement buses will run when no trains are in operation

Glasgow Central - Edinburgh via Shotts.

From now on Sundays all day until Sun 4 Dec 2016 Replacement buses operating between Glasgow Central and West Calder, in both directions, calling at intermediate stations. Trains only operate between West Calder and Edinburgh in both directions. Customers can also use Lanark trains, which run as normal, between Bellshill and Glasgow Central in both directions

Monday - Thursday evenings until 8 Dec

After approximately 20:30 replacement buses operate between Glasgow Central and West Calder, in both directions, calling at intermediate stations. Trains only operating between West Calder and Edinburgh in both directions. Customers can also use Lanark trains, which run as normal, between Bellshill and Glasgow Central in both directions

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