Wednesday 4 Oct 2006
WAVERLEY STATION WORKS ENTER CRUCIAL PHASE
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Notes to editorsThere 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 will come into effect at the end of December 2006 A full timetable will be produced four weeks prior to when it becomes effective, and an up-to-date Haymarket Connection booklet will be available online on 5 October and at stations from November, giving details of all services affected 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 SERVICE INFORMATION Fife On weekdays 18 Fife services will terminate per day at Haymarket instead of Waverley; these include three morning peak Fife Circle trains due to arrive at Haymarket 08:14, 08:54, 09:06 and three evening peak services due to arrive at Haymarket 16:33, 17:34 (both Fife Circle) and one Cowdenbeath 16:08 On weekdays 16 services per day will depart from Haymarket instead of Waverley; these include one morning peak due to depart Haymarket for Cowdenbeath at 09:23 and two evening peak due to depart Haymarket for Cowdenbeath at 16:23 and 16:52 On Saturdays, 16 Fife-bound services will depart from Haymarket rather than Waverley, and 15 services will terminate at the station instead of Waverley No Sunday services will be affected Carnoustie On weekdays one Carnoustie service will terminate at Haymarket (08:54) instead of Waverley. No other Carnoustie services are affected Stirling On weekdays one Stirling service will terminate at Haymarket (08:44) instead of Waverley. No other Stirling services are affected Newcraighall-Bathgate-Dunblane From 11 December 2006, there will be no through services linking Newcraighall to Bathgate and Dunblane. Instead, all Newcraighall-Bathgate-Dunblane services will terminate at Edinburgh Waverley, with passengers changing trains if travelling onwards. Two exceptions will run as normal: 0626 Dunblane to Newcraighall and 0648 Newcraighall to Dunblane weekday services North Berwick In addition, most services between Edinburgh and North Berwick will depart from and terminate at Waverley rather than Haymarket. The services which remain unaffected are as follows: 0758 and 1750 from North Berwick Monday-Friday and 0820 and 1520 on Saturdays; and 0824 and 1634 from Haymarket Monday-Friday and 0822 and 1634 on Saturdays. These services will run between North Berwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow Central in both directions Bathgate Two alterations have also been made to the Edinburgh-Bathgate service. The 0923 Bathgate to Edinburgh will depart from Livingston North rather than Bathgate at 0919 Monday-Friday, and the 0848 Edinburgh to Bathgate service will terminate at Livingston North rather than Bathgate West Calder During the works, only two services will be cancelled: the 0737 and 0940 from West Calder to Edinburgh Waverley. All return services from Edinburgh to West Calder remain unaffected FURTHER INFORMATION Further details on alterations to train services can be obtained by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. From 5 October passengers will also be able to view full details in a Haymarket Connection Guide on the Network Rail website, www.networkrail.co.uk and on the First ScotRail website at www.firstscotrail.com. First ScotRail timetables for December 2006 until May 2007 will be available at stations from early November For further information on the Waverley redevelopment project email firstname.lastname@example.org or access the Edinburgh Waverley website at www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh
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