Rail misery as late trains are scrapped

More misery for passengers as late trains are the latest to be replaced

More misery for passengers as late trains are the latest to be replaced

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Rail travellers are to be hit with even more misery – with trains scrapped in the evening on the main route between Edinburgh and Glasgow amid fresh engineering chaos.

From September 4, trains from Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street will termimate at Polmont after 8.30pm every night of the week apart from Fridays and Saturdays.

Passengers will then have to travel by bus to and from Linlithgow and Edinburgh adding around an hour to journey times. Meanwhile, there will be no trains on the route before 11am on Sundays.

Customers travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh and back will be able instead to use train services to and from Queen Street Low Level, via Airdrie and Bathgate, which take on average around 15 minutes longer.

The disruption – which comes just a month after the reopening of Glasgow Queen Street High Level following a mammoth 20-week closure – is to allow for engineers to work on electrification of the line.

David Dickson, Scotrail Alliance infrastructure director, said: “Every effort has been made to minimise disruption as much as we possibly can.”