ScotRail confirms extra COP26 services

More late-night trains and strengthened formations are promised by ScotRail to transport delegates, attendees and others to and from the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, which starts on 31 November.

It is estimated around 25,000 people will attend the event with up to 14,000 at the SECC conference venue at any one time.

Trains will depart from Glasgow later than normal each night to locations including Edinburgh via Falkirk High and via Airdrie and Bathgate, Ayr, Stirling, Dunblane, Partick, Dalmuir and Hamilton.

All trains on the Dalmuir-Motherwell/Larkhill line will operate with six coaches – the maximum platforms on the route support. Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High will operate with the maximum eight coaches the route can support. 

The timetable will start on 1 November and runs Mondays-Saturdays until the conference ends on 12 November. Transport to and from venues is free for all COP26 registered attendees and volunteers, who will be presented with a smartcard on arrival at the conference.

For more insight into ScotRail’s plans from Operations Director David Simpson, click here.