Trains: Full details of ScotRail's reduced services
Trains are running at 50mph because of high winds, leading to reduced services and longer journey times.
ScotRail are running a reduced service on Thursday, the full details of this from the company are below:
ScotRail can confirm that a temporary timetable will be introduced at 10.00 this morning as Network Rail applies speed restrictions of 50mph for safety reasons as a result of weather forecasts that hurricane force winds will reach 90mph.
The train operator also advised commuters that because the high winds are expected to peak in the afternoon and early afternoon, it would be a sensible step to leave work earlier where practicable to help avoid rush-hour delays.
Network Rail is applying the speed restriction for safety reasons, including the potential for high winds to down trees and blow other debris on liners as well as damage equipment such as overhead power lines.
ScotRail stressed that there will be regular reviews of the weather warnings throughout today and contingency plans will be amended accordingly.
The temporary timetable mainly involves a reduced frequency of services.
ScotRail’s plans also include alternative transport arrangements as well as extra staffing resources to help deal with the worst the weather brings.
All routes and services will operate normally with the exception of those listed below from 10.00 today. The temporary timetable will subject to regular review of weather warnings and services will return where weather conditions allow.
Aberdeen – Inverurie
Aberdeen – Dundee – Edinburgh/Glasgow Queen Street Edinburgh – Inverurie will start/terminate Aberdeen Replacement buses will support between Aberdeen and Inverurie
Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street (both directions) will stop additionally at Dunblane
Glasgow Queen St – Dunblane
Withdrawn in both directions
Newcraighall/Edinburgh – Fife Circle
Start and terminate at Edinburgh. Newcraighall – Edinburgh will have a shuttle train service
Edinburgh - Glenrothes
Newcraighall/Edinburgh – Cowdenbeath
Start/terminate at Edinburgh
Edinburgh – Dunblane
Trains will operate at XX33 past each hour
Dunblane – Edinburgh
Trains will operate at XX28 past each hour
Edinburgh – Alloa
17:32 will run - remaining services withdrawn
Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street
There will be a half hourly service at XX00 and XX30 calling at Haymarket, Edinburgh Park, Linlithgow, Polmont, Falkirk High and Croy
Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh
Half hourly at XX15 and XX45 calling at all stations as above.
Edinburgh – Glasgow Central via Shotts
Express services withdrawn in both directions
Edinburgh – Helensburgh via Airdrie/Bathgate Services may start/terminate at Dumbarton Central during high tide. If so, replacements buses will shuttle to/from Helensburgh
Edinburgh – Milngavie via Airdrie/Bathgate Withdrawn in both directions
Balloch – Airdrie
Services in both directions may start/terminate at Dumbarton Central if trains are required to travel at reduced speeds for safety reasons. If so, replacements buses will shuttle to/from Helensburgh
Lanark – Dalmuir
XX23 withdrawn in both directions
Glasgow – Kilmarnock
Hourly service at XX12
Kilmarnock – Glasgow
Hourly service at XX27
Glasgow – Gourock
Gourock – Glasgow
Glasgow - Ayr
XX30 from Glasgow Central will call at all stations between Paisley Gilmour Street and Kilwinning Ayr – Glasgow
XX43 will call at all stations between Kilwinning and Paisley Gilmour Street
Glasgow – Largs
Withdrawn. However buses will operate between Kilwinning and Largs where they can connect into Ayr services.
Glasgow - Ardrossan Harbour
Withdrawn in both directions. Customers can travel by train to Kilwinning
and onward by bus.
Glasgow – Stranraer & Kilmarnock – Stranraer
Start/terminate at Ayr. Buses will operate to/from Stranraer