ScotRail launches new timetable for Edinburgh passengers with extra services

Journeys between Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket were subject to delays on Monday morning
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ScotRail is launching a new timetable on Sunday, with extra trains to Edinburgh.

In time for summer, the train operator will be adding extra journeys and say they will improve times between Edinburgh and North Fife, as well as adding more seats.

Those in Prestonpans East Lothian will also see an extra service in the morning in a bid to improve the rush hour commute.

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Journey times will improve from North Fife to Edinburgh, while the number of seats provided between the Kingdom and Edinburgh increase from just under 16,000 in each direction each day, to more than 19,000.

Further improvements for customers include:

  • New 8.05am Prestonpans to Waverley to increase morning peak capacity for commuters in East Lothian.

  • More weekend North Berwick services strengthened from four to six carriages.

  • Glasgow to Neilston, Newton, and Cathcart Circle evening services will increase in frequency from hourly to half hourly.

  • Glasgow to Alloa evening services will increase in frequency from hourly to half hourly.

  • 10.50am Inverness to Edinburgh and 10.33am Edinburgh to Inverness strengthened from three to five carriages on Saturdays, to match what operates Monday to Friday.

Scott Prentice, ScotRail Strategic Planning Director, said: “This is a fantastic timetable change for our customers, delivering improvements across the country, including almost 100 additional services each day and thousands of extra seats.

“Public consultations play an active part in helping to decide what our future timetables look like, and we continue to do everything we can to look at ways of making rail an even more attractive mode of transport.

“It is an exciting time for Scotland’s Railway with the historic reopening of Levenmouth, passenger numbers continuing to grow, and significant investment in recruitment across the business.

“Everyone at ScotRail is working hard to deliver a safe, reliable, and sustainable rail service that provides a positive experience for our customers.”