Months of misery ahead for Lenzie and Bishopbriggs train commuters

Queen Street Station
Queen Street Station

Lenzie and Bishopbriggs trains are going to take an extra 25 minutes to get to Glasgow during months of works at Queen Street Station.

It will nearly treble the time to get from Lenzie to Glasgow between Sunday, March 20, when work begins and August when it is scheduled to be complete.

The high level station is closing completely to allow work on the tunnel for the electrification of the Glasgow to Edinburgh line to take place, with trains diverted to Glasgow Central or via the low level line.

A revised timetable was published today (Monday, February 22).

First Glasgow have said they will will run extra buses at peak times to provide more than 600 extra seats from and to Lenzie and Bishopbriggs.

Jacqueline Taggart, ScotRail Alliance’s customer experience director, said: “We’re advising customers to download the timetables straight away, so they can plan how and when they will travel for the duration of the work.

“We’re doing everything we can to alert customers to the change. From this week we’ve got staff at key stations giving out handy, pocket-sized leaflets with loads of information about key route changes.”

Revised timetables are available at www.scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel