Friday 6 Aug 2004
WEEKEND ENGINEERING WORKS AT NORTH MUIRTON
- Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Essential track renewal works will be carried out by Network Rail at North Muirton, on the Highland line between Perth and Dunkeld, on Sundays, 15, 22 and 29 August 2004.
The work will involve renewing 1¼ miles of track, including replacing sleepers between Perth and the Schochie Viaduct, south of Dunkeld.
The engineering work means no ScotRail services will operate between Perth and Dunkeld on these dates.
All northbound services will terminate at Perth and southbound services at Dunkeld. A replacement bus service will run between Perth and Dunkeld and will connect into onward train services.
Train services will leave Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness at advertised times but journeys may take longer than normal. Passengers are advised to check times before travelling at staffed stations, or by phoning the National Rail Enquiry Service on 08457 48 49 50.
ScotRail regrets 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. ScotRail apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Engineering Works N Muirton – 2
Network Rail’s Route Director, Scotland, Ron McAulay said: “This important engineering work is necessary to continue to provide a safe and reliable railway. We are undertaking the work on Sundays, which are naturally quieter, in order to minimise disruption. We apologise in advance to everyone who will be affected by this work and for any inconvenience caused.”
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