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Changes to West Lothian Timetables

Posted: 7th September 2016

Customers should expect changes to their services as the electrification programme to transform Scotland’s railway continues.

Services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts will be amended all day on Sundays, and Monday to Thursday evenings, after approximately 8.30pm. Buses will replace trains on portions of the route. Customers can also connect with Lanark trains, which will run as normal, between Bellshill and Glasgow Central in both directions.

The work on the line between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts is part of Network Rail’s rolling programme of electrification to be completed by March 2019 delivering the Scottish Government’s vision for improved services, with more seats on longer, greener trains.

This phase of work begins on Sunday 25 September and will continue until May 2017.

David Dickson, ScotRail Alliance infrastructure director said: “Electrification of the railway will allow us to increase the number of seats available on more environmentally friendly trains. The work we are delivering represents a huge investment in Scotland’s railway that will help transform travel on our network.

“Work on this scale will have an impact on services but every effort is being made to keep disruption to a minimum by doing the work at times when passenger numbers are at their lowest. We are urging people to check their journey details in advance via the ScotRail app or website. We will of course have extra staff on hand at key stations to assist customers.”

*Customers are also reminded of previously announced engineering works on the line between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts on the weekends of Saturday and Sunday 10 / 11 and 17 / 18 September. More information can be found at

Details of the changes from 25 September can be found at

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