Rail Improvements – Network Rail Engineering Works

Published on : Saturday, January 4, 2014

network-rail2-300x100In addition to the current arrangements, from 8 January trains will not run between Glasgow Central and Whifflet after 21:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The works – part of the next phase of the rail electrification project – are expected to last until May 2014.

The last trains on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays will be:
20:16 Glasgow Central – Whifflet
20:35 Whifflet – Glasgow Central

After these times, buses will replace trains, departing Glasgow Central and Whifflet at normal train times. Trains will depart intermediate stations later than normal and journey times will be extended.

Monday and Tuesday services will run as normal on this route.

There will also be two, week-long closures when buses will replace trains all day. These will take place W/C Monday 24 February and W/C Monday 24 March 2014.

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Whifflet all day on Saturday 17, 24 and 31 May.

Reminder of ongoing service alterations (previously announced)

Buses are replacing evening trains on specific days between Glasgow Central and Whifflet, and between Springburn and Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Central-Whifflet
Saturday services between Glasgow Central and Whifflet will continue to be replaced by buses after 20:00 until May 2014.

The last trains on Saturdays are:
19:16 Glasgow Central – Whifflet
19:35 Whifflet – Glasgow Central

Springburn – Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street

Buses will continue to replace trains between Springburn and Bellgrove after 20:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The last trains to run as normal between Springburn and Bellgrove on these days are:

18:23 Balloch – Springburn (departs Glasgow Queen Street 19:15)
19:39 Springburn – Balloch (arrives Glasgow Queen Street 19:51)

Trains on Wednesday – Saturday will continue to run as normal.

After the times listed above, buses replace trains between Bellgrove and Springburn. Services operate as normal between Balloch and Bellgrove on these days and are not otherwise affected.

Departure times for replacement buses are earlier than normal train times, and journeys are extended.

A normal evening service between Bellgrove and Springburn is expected to resume on Monday 24 February 2014.

The works will run in conjunction with the Cumbernauld electrification programme. Planned engineering works between Springburn and Cumbernauld will go ahead as previously communicated.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “Network Rail engineers are working evenings and weekends to minimise disruption to customers. We will continue to give as much notice as possible of further timetable changes as the electrification works progress.

“On completion of the works, more modern and environmentally friendly trains will operate along the route.”

David Dickson, Network Rail’s area director for Scotland West, added: “This engineering work will further expand the electrification of Glasgow’s rail network and is an important part of our plans for the railway’s long-term future.

“These works cannot be completed without some interruption to services, but we are working closely with ScotRail to minimise disruption to journeys as much as possible.”

Source:- Scot Rail

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