Tuesday 12 Jun 2018
Amended timetable for Anniesland branch line
Services on the line between Anniesland and Glasgow Queen Street, via Ashfield, will be diverted via Partick from Wednesday, June 13, until Sunday, July 8, due to emergency engineering work.
A track defect has been identified by Network Rail engineers on a junction to the north of Glasgow Queen Street which means trains cannot cross over onto the Anniesland branch line.
The unique design of the affected junction means that a new piece of track will have to be custom designed, built and installed to fix the fault.
Until the new track is laid, ScotRail will be operating an hourly service from Ashfield to Anniesland, calling at Possilpark & Parkhouse, Gilshochill, Summerston, Maryhill, Kelvindale and terminating at Anniesland to connect to services into Glasgow city centre.
Customers travelling out of Glasgow city centre can connect into services to Ashfield at Anniesland.
West Highland line services will be diverted into Glasgow Queen Street via an alternative route with journey times extended by around 30 minutes.
Services from Glasgow Queen Street for the West Highlands will run as planned and journey times will not be extended.
David Dickson, infrastructure director for the ScotRail Alliance, said: “We understand the inconvenience this issue will cause some of our customers and are working hard to put plans in place to keep services moving while we complete these vital repairs.
“The fault was identified as part of our regular inspection and monitoring regime, but the equipment that needs replaced is a complicated piece of track that has to be specially designed and built before it can be installed.”
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