101 train services in Glasgow were withdrawn throughout January due to the covid crisis for Scotrail staff

More than 300 Scotrail employees have been forced into isolation as covid spreads out of control across the country.

As a result, Scotrail has now introduced a temporary timetable throughout January to help cope with the large amount of staff absent from work.

In Glasgow alone, 101 services have been withdrawn for the full month, while others have been changed.

The news comes as Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Councils recorded the highest week ever with covid infections, with a total of over 19,000 new cases between December 21 and December 27.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland’s Drivetime program, ScotRail Communications Director David Ross said 320 employees were currently absent – including more than 100 drivers and about 60 conductors.

Despite the new isolation rules, Mr Ross confirmed they were not guilty as they only accounted for up to 25 per cent of staff currently absent.

He added: “The most significant impact is people who have tested positive themselves or who have symptoms and are awaiting a PCR result so regardless of the household contact policy, there will still be an impact on our services. “

The following schedule takes effect on January 4th and runs Monday through Friday until January 28th.

So which services are affected and which service will run their normal route?

Normal service will apply to the following routes:

  • Glasgow – Barrhead, Kilmarnock & Carlisle
  • Glasgow – Paisley Canal
  • Glasgow – Edinburgh via Falkirk High
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow – Dundee / Arbroath / Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow – Inverness
  • Inverness – Inverurie / Aberdeen / Montrose
  • the northern highlands
  • West Highlands

Routes affected by the timetable revision include:



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Glasgow Central – Neilston / Newton

  • 0734, 0820, 1614, 1704, 1723 Cathcart Circle
  • 0657, 1725 Glasgow Central – Neilston
  • 0741, 1806 Neilston – Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central – East Kilbride

  • 1633, 1707, 1733 Glasgow Central – East Kilbride
  • 0743, 0811 East Kilbride – Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central – Lanark

  • 0650, 0751, 0850, 1550, 1650, 1750, 1824 Glasgow Central to Lanark
  • 0653, 0752, 0852, 1649, 1753, 1923 Lanark to Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central – Ayrshire / Inverclyde / Stranraer

The following services have changed:

  • 0730 Glasgow to Ayr will now also call at Miliken Park, Howwood, Lochwinnoch, Glengarnock and Dalry
  • 1631 Glasgow to Ayr will now call at further Paisley Gilmour St, Johnstone, Miliken Park, Howwood, Lochwinnoch, Glengarnock and Dalry
  • 1734 Glasgow Central to Ayr will now call further to Johnstone, Howwood, Glengarnock and Dalry
  • 0734 Ayr to Glasgow will now call at Newton on Ayr, Barassie, Dalry, Glengarnock and Johnstone
  • 0829 Ayr to Glasgow has now been changed and will depart at. 0835

The following services are withdrawn:

  • 0745, 0829, 0900, 0932, 1000, 1030, 1200, 1531, 1640, 1717, 1747 Glasgow Central – Ayr
  • 0717, 0741, 0853, 1252, 1452, 1525, 1548, 1624, 1824, Ayr – Glasgow Central
  • 0814 Kilwinning – Glasgow Central
  • 0722 Largs – Glasgow Central
  • 0827, 0906, 0925, 0955, 1155, 1355, 1727, 1826, 1925, Glasgow Central – Gourock
  • 0625, 0811, 0954, 1054, 1254, 1424, 1454, 1524, 1549, 1724, 1824 Gourock – Glasgow Central

Glasgow Central – Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts

  • 1703 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
  • 0758, 1658 Edinburgh to Glasgow Central

Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh Waverley via Airdrie & Bathgate

  • 0753, 0823, 0853 Milngavie – Airdrie
  • 0555,1628 Airdrie – Milngavie
  • 1722, 1754 Milngavie – Bathgate
  • 0606, 0634, 0704, 1504, 1534 Bathgate – Milngavie
  • 0639 Hyndland – Edinburgh
  • 1451 Garscadden – Edinburgh
  • 1803 Edinburgh – Garscadden
  • 0552 Dalmuir – Edinburgh
  • 0831, 0849, 0920, 1853 Edinburgh – Bathgate
  • 1521, 1622 Bathgate – Edinburgh
  • 0653, 0723, 1553, 1623, 1653 Milngavie – Edinburgh
  • 0738, 1607, 1642, 1704, 1738 Edinburgh – Milngavie

Glasgow Queen Street – Edinburgh Waverley via Cumbernauld & Falkirk Grahamston

  • 0633, 0735, 0934, 1637, 1735 Edinburgh – Glasgow
  • 0700, 0756, 1656, 1756 Glasgow – Edinburgh

Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh Waverley – Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa

  • 0657, 0749 and 0812 Stirling to Glasgow
  • 1633, 1706 and 1735 Glasgow to Stirling
  • 0602, 0701, 0759, 0900, 1803, 1900, 1959 Dunblane – Edinburgh
  • 0549, 0648, 0746, 1649, 1749, 1849 Edinburgh – Dunblane

Glasgow Queen Street – Anniesland via Maryhill

  • 0703, 0803, 0904, 1607, 1711, 1803, 1902 Anniesland – Glasgow
  • 0633, 0735, 0833, 1534, 1642, 1738, 1837 Glasgow – Anniesland

Edinburgh Waverley – Dunbar / North Berwick

  • 1756, 1905 North Berwick – Edinburgh
  • 1715, 1817 Edinburgh – North Berwick

Edinburgh Waverley – Fife

Normal route between Fife and Edinburgh.

Please note the following changes to through services:

  • 0658 Tweedbank to Glenrothes starts from Edinburgh at 0809
  • 0758 Tweedbank to South Gyle starts from Edinburgh at 0903
  • 1549 Glenrothes joins Tweedbank in Edinburgh
  • 1652 Glenrothes joins Tweedbank in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley – Newcraighall / Tweedbank

  • 0650, 0751, 1653, 1756 Edinburgh – Tweedbank
  • 0658, 0758, 0859, 1859 Tweedbank to Edinburgh

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