Train disruption from Glasgow to Edinburgh due to works
Sub-zero winter temperatures in Scotland make rock fracture more likely, and can cause the cutting to further deteriorate.
As a result the line will be closed from January 29 to February 2 with consequent impact on train services in the central belt.
Glasgow-Edinburgh, via Falkirk High, services terminate at Linlithgow, with no services between Edinburgh Waverley and Linlithgow.
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Dunblane-Edinburgh services terminate at Falkirk Grahamston. There are no train services between Edinburgh Waverley and Falkirk Grahamston.
Edinburgh-Helensburgh/Milngavie services terminate at Bathgate. There is no train service between Edinburgh Waverley and Bathgate.
ScotRail Inverness-Edinburgh services run via Fife and do not call at Stirling.
Passengers looking to travel directly between Edinburgh and Glasgow can use services that run via Shotts and Carstairs.
Liam Sumpter, route director at Network Rail Scotland, said: “The work we deliver is vital to the safe running of the railway and cannot be completed without short line closures.
“We understand the inconvenience this project will cause our customers and have put plans in place to deliver these improvements as quickly as possible. We thank passengers for their patience as we complete this critical safety work.
Phil Campbell, director of customer operations at ScotRail, said: “Due to these engineering works, there will be significant disruption to ScotRail’s services between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Stirling, and Inverness.
“We understand the disruption this will cause to customers’ journeys, but it is vital that Network Rail carry out these works.
“ScotRail’s advice to customers traveling between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High or via Bathgate, and between Edinburgh and Dunblane, is that you should only travel if your journey is essential.
“Customers traveling between Inverness and Edinburgh should also be aware that journey times will be longer as services are diverted through Fife.
“We are working hard to finalize plans to provide alternative travel and will communicate that to customers in the coming days.”