Scotrail’s new timetable was introduced on Sunday 19th May, delivering faster journeys, more seats and more services for customers on Scotland’s Railway.
Services are currently operating well, with upgraded Inter7City high-speed trains out across the network, and brand new electric class 385 trains operating on many routes across the Central Belt.
With 20,000 seats being added to services, the total number of weekday seats available for customers is now 625,000 – a massive increase of 115,000 since the start of the franchise. With the introduction of more high-speed trains and brand-new class 385 electric trains, Scotrail advise that they will be able to deliver further improvements across the country later this year.
Some of the improvements include:
• Glasgow to East Kilbride: the first phase of enhancements on the route with more peak services operating with six carriages, providing more than 1,000 additional seats on weekday services.
• Inverclyde: the removal of more of Scotrail’s oldest trains and the introduction of brand-new class 385 electric trains.
• Dumbarton Central to Springburn: the number of carriages on some services will increase from three to six carriages, providing additional seats.
• Argyle line: the number of carriages on some morning and evening peak services will increase from three to six carriages.
• Glasgow to Stirling, Alloa and Dunblane: all services will be operated by brand-new class 385 electric trains, with faster journey times and 4,000 extra weekday seats.
• Edinburgh and Glasgow to Dundee and Arbroath: more capacity on a busy evening peak service from Dundee and the introduction of new evening peak commuter services.
For a full list of journey changes and updates please visit the Scotrail website. Furthermore, additional timetable improvements aim to be delivered in December 2019.
Scotrail continue to remind all customers to check their journey via the app or the website via – https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/may-timetable-changes