Rail disruption as work on main Glasgow to Edinburgh line begins
Train passengers face 44 days of disruption as work starts on the Winchburgh Tunnel.
Train passengers face 44 days of disruption as work begins on the main Glasgow to Edinburgh line.
The work on the Winchburgh Tunnel, which began on Saturday, will significantly disrupt travel between the two cities.
The electrification works will result in diverted journeys on the Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa to Edinburgh line.
Engineers will be working around-the-clock to relay track and install overhead power equipment for the electrification of the main Edinburgh to Glasgow route in 2016.
Information on alternative timetable and transport arrangements during the closure is available on ScotRail's dedicated website.
The closure of the tunnel, near Linlithgow in West Lothian, will last until July 26.
The six-week long project is part of the Scottish Government-funded, £742m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).
It will electrify the Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street line by 2016, allowing the introduction of faster, greener and quieter electric services on the route.
As part of the 44-day project, engineers will be lowering and relaying the two lines of track through the 330m-long tunnel and installing equipment to carry the overhead power lines.
Network Rail, Transport Scotland and ScotRail say they have worked closely together to ensure a temporary timetable is in place during the work to minimise disruption and provide alternative travel options for passengers.
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