Monday 13 Nov 2006
DECEMBER SERVICE AND PLATFORM CHANGES - NEWCRAIGHALL
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Notes to editorsSERVICE INFORMATION – from 11 December until 19 May 2007 Most services between Newcraighall, Bathgate and Dunblane will terminate at Waverley, where passengers should change for onward travel However, the 0626 from Dunblane and the 0648 from Newcraighall will continue to run as through weekday services The 0914 (Monday-Saturday) Bathgate to Edinburgh service will depart from Livingston North at 0919. A connecting bus service will run from Bathgate at 0902 The 0848 Edinburgh-Bathgate service will terminate at Livingston North. An onward bus service will arrive at Bathgate at 0932 On weekdays, the 0747 service from Stirling will terminate at Haymarket rather than Waverley. Connections to Waverley are available every few minutes. No other Stirling services are affected Services between Edinburgh and Dunblane are unchanged Passengers are advised to check journey times before travelling and to allow extra time Please see the Haymarket Connection Guide at www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh or First ScotRail timetables at www.firstscotrail.com for specific information There will be four stages of works during 2007, each with different platform closures at Waverley and slight changes to the timetable. Platforms 15, 16, 17 and 18 close from 27 December 2006 to the end of March 2007, 18, 19 and 20 close from the beginning of April to mid-May, platforms 12, 13 and14 close from mid-May to the end of July, and the final stage where platforms 8, 9, 10 and 11 close runs from August to November 2007. Platform numbers refer to new numbering that comes into effect at the end of December 2006. Please see map of old and new platform numbering online at www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh EDINBURGH WAVERLEY STATION FACTS • Edinburgh Waverley is Britain's largest train station area-wise outside London, with passenger numbers currently at 23 million per year and climbing • The station is currently operating at its capacity limit; the number of trains using Waverley station has increased by 50% over the past 15 years to 576 per day • Waverley is of critical importance to Edinburgh’s future economic and commercial development as it will drive the city’s tourism and visitor numbers • Transport Scotland is funding the current £150million programme to upgrade Waverley station; the work is being delivered by Network Rail FURTHER INFORMATION Further details on alterations to train services can be obtained by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. The Haymarket Connection Guide is available on the Network Rail website, www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh and on the First ScotRail website at www.firstscotrail.com First ScotRail timetables for December 2006 until May 2007 are available at staffed stations, as are maps of the new platform layout at Waverley For further information on the Waverley redevelopment project email email@example.com or access the Edinburgh Waverley website at www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh Frist ScotRail media enquiries: Iain Wilson 0141 335 4565, out of hours 07738 141198
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