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More trains, later trains and more seats for Edinburgh festivals

Posted: 4th August 2016

ScotRail today confirmed that it will be running more trains, later trains and providing more seats for people travelling to and from the Edinburgh festivals this month.

The enhanced festival timetable will begin on Friday 5 August but will fully kick from Monday 8 August, to coincide with the reopening of Glasgow Queen Street tunnel.

The combination of the restarting of services to Edinburgh from Queen Street High Level via Falkirk High and the Low Level services via Airdrie and Bathgate means that there will be eight trains an hour running to and from the Capital. In addition, there are also services from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh running throughout the day.

Peak services will have additional carriages wherever possible and the Queen Street High Level services will be extended so that the last train from Edinburgh will now be at 00:30.

All services are likely to be busy as thousands of festival-goers make their way to the Capital.

The timetable includes late night trains to Glasgow, leaving Edinburgh at 00:01 and 00:30 seven days a week; an extra service to Dundee, additional night-time trains to North Berwick and Garscadden on Fridays and Saturdays, and later services to Glenrothes via Dunfermline on Fridays.

Queuing systems will be in place at major stations with extra staff on hand to assist. Further timetable information is available at

This year, for the first time, those based in the Scottish Borders will have train connections to the Capital, allowing them to take advantage of the train travel for their days out.


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