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Changes to trains to and from Edinburgh

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Changes to Edinburgh trainsEvening peak train extended to Glasgow Central New Sunday morning service between Edinburgh – North Berwick New departure times between Edinburgh – North Berwick / Dunbar Changes to station ‘calls’...

Travel advice from ScotRail ahead of Scottish Cup Final

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ScotRail is reminding customers travelling to the William Hill Scottish Cup Final at Hampden that trains will be busier than normal.ScotRail will be adding carriages to trains between Glasgow Central and Mount Florida/King’s Park...

Travel advice for Melrose Sevens

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Fans are advised to ‘Travel by Train’ down to Melrose on Saturday for the 126th Edition of the famous Sevens Tournament.Scotrail says that fans will be able to use services on the Borders Railway...

Storm Gertrude will affect trains on Friday morning

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Scotrail advise that due to the approaching storm some train services will not run at all on Friday morning, and others will operate on a restricted basis.The Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High service...

Edinburgh Trams to the rescue

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If you are a ScotRail passenger and your journey is disrupted then you can complete your journey by tram for no extra cost.The idea is that if your rail journey is affected by severe...

Borders Railway attracts thousands in first month

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Hard to believe but it is now one month since the Borders Railway line opened on Sunday 6 September. Since then more than 125,000 passenger journeys have been made on the line. Public interest soared following almost a...

Opening of the Borders Railway offers much to celebrate

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At the press launch of the Borders Railway held this morning many bodies were represented who have been involved with the development and building of the line, and others such as VisitScotland who will...

Letter from Scotland

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Hailstones fell.  A cold wind blew. Dark clouds flew. You could tell….this was a Scottish spring.  The only warm spot was our fire.  We   piled on the old gorse bushes and bramble in the...

Homecoming: Station Stories – a Victorian interlude at Waverley this week

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A train carriage travels through a wintry landscape. You are the passenger in that carriage, and as you watch the swirling snowflakes from your cosy seat, an unknown voice begins to tell you a...

Off-peak rail fares stand still

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Fares changes are now in effect for passengers making advance bookings for UK rail journeys in 2015. What do you think? Is rail travel your preferred option? It always seems to us that the...

Letter from Scotland

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So, Scotland’s railways are to be run by a state-owned company after all. But the state concerned is not Scottish or even British, but Dutch. The awarding of the ScotRail franchise to Abellio, a...

Landscapes and Birds of Scotland: an evening with Leo du Feu

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Leo du Feu's girlfriend Jennifer is a long-suffering woman; she's accompanied him up mountains, stayed with him in shower-less eco hostels and even put up with him pitching their tent on heather (which they...

Delays on Edinburgh to Glasgow trains this morning

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Owing to earlier over-running engineering works between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Scotrail report that train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed...

Wifi to be introduced at 25 railway stations across Scotland

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Free wi-fi will be rolled out at 25 ScotRail stations across the country, ScotRail and Transport Scotland revealed today.And all 38 of ScotRail’s Class 380 trains will have wi-fi by March 2014, with trains being fitted...

Some Rail fares from Edinburgh will be cheaper next month

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 No it is not an April Fool prank. It is really true. We all know that rail fares are decidedly complex, but the fact is that some fares from Edinburgh are to go down...

Scotrail introduce New timetable this weekend

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Edinburgh rail passengers are reminded that an expanded timetable will come into force this Sunday.The new timetable features a range of improvements for Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including: · Two extra Sunday services from Edinburgh...

Train derailment on Dundee to Aberdeen line

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A train has been derailed this morning at Inverkeilor on the Dundee to Aberdeen route.Train services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen may be terminated at Dundee and restarted from Montrose at short notice. Scotrail say...

MP’s Success for local commuters

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Scotrail today ran the 07:58 service from Fife to Edinburgh with six carriages. Local MP Mike Crockart who has contacted rail bosses almost daily since the matter was brought to his attention welcomed the...

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