ScotRail’s summer timetable will introduce full services on the new Glasgow to Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate link.
There will a half-hourly daytime direct service between Milngavie and Edinburgh – and a 15-minute frequency six days a week between Bathgate and Edinburgh, from 0630–1830 on weekdays and 0830-1830 on Saturdays.
There will now be six trains an hour between Glasgow and Coatbridge or Airdrie.
More trains will also call at Drumgelloch, with four trains an hour in each direction to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The new timetable, which starts on Sunday 22 May, also includes:
- The 1941 Glasgow-Queen Street-Aberdeen service calling at Montrose.
- The 0612 Perth-Glasgow service will now start from Dundee at 0558 – giving a first arrival from Dundee into Glasgow Queen Street one hour earlier than present. It will also call at Invergowrie.
- More ScotRail services to and from Dunbar calling at Musselburgh, a welcome boost for students and staff at Queen Margaret University, and:
- A new 1742 service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central, calling at Carstairs, Carluke, Wishaw and Motherwell en route, which will benefit Lanarkshire commuters. There will also be a new Glasgow Central-Edinburgh train at 1950, also calling at the Lanarkshire towns.
In addition, direct trains from Edinburgh Haymarket to North Berwick are being reintroduced at 1742 and 1840.
And, in association with the East Coast timetable, there will be a new 1633 Edinburgh-Dunbar and 1702 return service which will also call at Musselburgh.
Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s Managing Director, said:
“We are delighted to deliver the full Glasgow to Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate timetable and to make other improvements to the timetable.”