Wednesday 16 Feb 2005


Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail is investing more than £250,000 in track improvements between Glasgow and Paisley.  Essential engineering work will take place near Hillington West this Sunday (February 20). This essential engineering work will include the replacement of 400 yards of rail as well as the complete renewal of ballast and sleepers. Ron McAulay, Network Rail, Route Director, Scotland said:  “We are committed to improving the rail infrastructure in Scotland and this work will result in smoother, quieter and more reliable journeys for rail passengers travelling between Glasgow and Paisley.  By doing this work at the weekend, we will reduce disruption for passengers.” As a result of the work, some services will be subject to change.  There will be no train services between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street. The alterations will include: Glasgow - Wemyss Bay / Gourock Train services will start and terminate at Paisley Gilmour Street. A connecting replacement bus service will leave from Glasgow Central. Page 1 of 2 £xxx Rail Investment Glasgow - Paisley Glasgow - Ayr / Largs Train services will start and terminate at Paisley Gilmour Street. A connecting replacement bus service will leave Glasgow Central for both Ayr and Largs. Return Ayr - Glasgow services will leave Ayr at advertised times, connecting with bus services from Paisley Gilmour Street. Return Largs - Glasgow services will leave Largs at advertised times, also connecting with bus services from Paisley Gilmour Street. Glasgow - Stranraer - Services will run via Kilmarnock and Ayr. Glasgow – Kilmarnock - Services will be extended to run to/from Ayr, with additional services from Glasgow at 2000, 2100, 2200 and 2300 to Ayr; and 2004, 2204 and 2300 from Ayr to Glasgow. Some journeys will take longer than normal. Fist ScotRail regret that heavy luggage, cycles, wheelchairs and large prams cannot be carried on the replacement buses. Wheelchair users needing help with their journey should contact 0845 605 7021 in advance for information. Passengers are advised to check travel details in advance by phoning National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or by visiting the website at

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