Glasgow and Edinburgh Improvement works

On weekends from Saturday 24 April until Sunday 6 June, there'll be changes to our services to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh. So, make sure you plan ahead and check before you travel.

Major upgrade works on Glasgow and Edinburgh routes

On weekends from Saturday 24 April until Sunday 6 June, there’ll be changes to our services to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh, as Network Rail carry out major upgrade works between Carlisle and Carstairs. As a result, some journeys will take longer and involve a rail replacement service.

A limited service will operate to/from Glasgow Central. Motherwell will not be served. Services will be unable to call at Edinburgh Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverley.

On the following dates, Avanti West Coast services to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh will alter – with some journeys involving a rail replacement service, extending journey times. We strongly recommend you plan your journey in advance, make a seat reservation, and check the National Rail Enquiries website before travelling.

  • Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 April
  • Saturday 1 – Monday 3 May*
  • Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 May
  • Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 May
  • Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 May
  • Saturday 29 – Monday 31 May*
  • Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 June

*Please note that due to major upgrade works taking place over the Early May Bank Holiday and Spring Bank Holiday weekends, journeys to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh will be subject to further alterations, so please check your journey again before travelling on these dates.

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Please only bring luggage that is essential to your journey as storage spaces will be limited. For our luggage allowance information, please click here.

Passenger Assist

Please use our Passenger Assist if you need assistance with your journey.