SCOTRAIL ALLIANCE are putting on extra late-night services between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the lead-up to Christmas.
The services will leave after midnight from Friday 24th November till Friday 22nd December.
They will call at Haymarket, Linlithgow, Polmont, Falkirk High, Croy, Lenzie and Bishopbriggs in both directions.
Extra carriages will also be added to Scotrail’s busiest services on key routes across the Central Belt every Friday night and during weekends until Christmas, also beginning on Friday 24 November.
These measures will result in almost 100,000 extra seats being added to services on Fridays and weekends.
With services expected to be busy, customers are advised to buy their ticket before they board – either on the ScotRail app, scotrail.co.uk, station ticket office, or ticket machine.
ScotRail Alliance Head of Customer Experience Graham Heald said the company are doing ‘all they can’ to make sure festive services run smoothly.
He said: “We’re building the best railway Scotland has ever had, and a key part of this is keeping our customers moving as we head into Christmas.
“The run-up to Christmas is one of our busiest times of the year, so we’re doing all we can to get everyone where they want to be by adding extra services and more carriages.
“Whether customers are heading to the Christmas markets, a night out, or just picking up presents, we hope they have a great time – but we ask them to please double-check their last train times via the ScotRail app, or at scotrail.co.uk.”
Passengers can visit the Christmas travel page for more information.
The four new services on Friday nights/early hours of Saturday morning will run from Friday 24 November until 22 December, departing at the following times:
- From Edinburgh Waverley: 00:01, 01:10
- From Glasgow Queen Street: 00:06, 01:09
Off Peak Day Returns purchased on the Friday will be valid on these extra late night services.
Only the following entrances/exits will be open for the extra late night trains:
- Edinburgh Waverley: South ramp on to Waverley Bridge
- Haymarket: Front door, next to bike racks
- Glasgow Queen Street: Main Dundas Street entrance