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3 rounds of engineering works to cause train disruption on Highland Mainline


By Philip Murray

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The Azuma at the Drumochter Pass
The Azuma at the Drumochter Pass

Rail passengers travelling from the Highlands to the central belt are being warned to expect several days of disruption in the coming weeks.

Engineering works on the line between Edinburgh and Perth via Stirling mean that there will be a mixture of diverted journeys and partial bus replacement services this Saturday and Sunday.

ScotRail trains from Glasgow to Perth will all be cancelled and replaced by buses, while some trains from Edinburgh will be diverted through Fife with revised times, while others will operate between Perth and Inverness only with connecting buses into the capital.

Further engineering from Saturday to Tuesday, February 17 to 20 will also lead to bus replacement transport between Glasgow and Perth. LNER services will also be partially replaced by buses between Inverness and Stirling/Edinburgh on the first three days. The Tuesday morning will also see the 7.55am Inverness to London Kings Cross service start from Edinburgh at 11.30am, with a replacement bus running between the Highlands and Edinburgh.

And a third round of engineering from Sunday to Tuesday, February 25 to 27 will also lead to bus replacements for Inverness-Glasgow trains running between Glasgow and Perth. LNER services to/from Inverness will also start or terminate at Edinburgh or Stirling with coach replacements covering the rest of the journey.

For more information, visit www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/engineering-works.


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