West Coast Mainline engineering work means changes for Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley services: 03 16 Carstairs track laying

Friday 12 Apr 2024

West Coast Mainline engineering work means changes for Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley services

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Network Rail engineers will be carrying out essential maintenance and upgrade work on the West Coast Mainline this weekend to improve journeys for passengers.

On Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 14 teams will be working to renew points (rails that move to switch trains between tracks) at a key junction south-east of Glasgow and to renew sections of the railway near Motherwell.

South of the border, Network Rail engineers will also be undertaking work between Oxenholme and Carlisle over this weekend.

Cross-border services on the West Coast Mainline and some ScotRail services – Carstairs, Shotts and Lanark – will be affected with a mix of diversionary rail routes and replacement bus services being used to keep customers on the move.

Passengers can check how their journey is affected on www.nationalrail.co.uk, or individual operators’ websites.

Simon Constable, Network Rail Scotland’s operations director, said: “Most of Scotland’s Railway will be open as usual, but some services will be affected on the West Coast Mainline and the lines between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.

“We understand the inconvenience engineering works can cause to our customers, but the West Coast Mainline plays a key role in moving freight and passengers around the country and this work is vital to its long-term reliability.”

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