Extra trains for Edinburgh Festival season

Published: 24 July 2017

Extra late night trains are to run from Edinburgh during the August festivals. ScotRail said more carriages will also be added to trains connecting the capital to Glasgow, Fife and North Berwick during the festivals.

Late night trains will run daily between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street, leaving at 00:01 and 00:30, with an increase in the number of carriages at weekends. ScotRail has urged people to plan journeys in advance. Extra carriages will also be used between Edinburgh and Fife on Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday, with an extra service running after midnight between North Berwick and Edinburgh, getting people to and from the Fringe by the Sea.

Perry Ramsey, ScotRail Alliance operations director, said: "Edinburgh's August festivals are one of the highlights of the year, attracting talent and tourists from all over the world. It's a great chance to showcase the very best of Scotland.

"The ScotRail Alliance will once again do everything it can to help the events run smoothly. We will put on more services, late-night trains and extra carriages compared to our regular timetable...

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