The ScotRail Alliance is urging customers in Fife, Perth and Dundee to check their journey times before they travel, as engineering works are taking place over the coming weeks.

On certain Sundays in February and March, track replacement work in Fife will mean that a revised timetable will be in operation. Some services will be replaced by buses, and journey times will be extended.

To avoid disappointment, the train operator is encouraging customers to plan ahead and check their journey plans on the ScotRail app or at

A ScotRail Alliance spokesperson said: “These are vital works and we are doing everything we can to keep our customers moving during them. We appreciate their patience as we work to deliver a better railway for Scotland.”

Our photo shows the Hitachi-built Class 385 fleet which will be phased into service from September promising more seats, faster journeys and a ‘cleaner travelling experience’ for passengers. At present Scotrail Alliance is testing these trains on the network overnight.

In the spring the trains will be trialled on routes from Edinburgh to North Berwick and Glasgow via Falkirk High – without passengers but with sandbags to represent the likely load.