ScotRail have announced that it will run an overnight hourly service on Monday between Edinburgh and Glasgow for those wishing to travel to the capital to pay their respects to the Queen.
Thousands are expected to travel to Edinburgh on Monday and Tuesday to visit St Giles’ Cathedral where the Queen’s coffin will be lying at rest for 24 hours.
From 5pm on Monday members of the public will be able to view the coffin and pay their respects.
With services expected to be very busy, the rail operator has announced that it will run an hourly overnight service between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High in both directions on Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Due to construction work being carried out on a building next to Haymarket station and the proximity of the tram lines, ScotRail passengers are advised not to use Haymarket station if they are heading to St Giles’ Cathedral, and instead travel to Waverley station,
Queues are expected, particularly at Edinburgh Waverley and passengers are urged to check the ScotRail app or website for the most up to date service information.
Additional carriages will also run across the network for services to and from Edinburgh, while a 15-minute service between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High will operate between 10am and 4pm.
Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “On behalf of everyone at Scotland’s Railway, we share the nation’s sadness at Her Majesty The Queen’s death and gratitude for her decades of service. We send our condolences to His Majesty The King and the Royal Family.
“ScotRail and Network Rail are doing everything we can to support people who want to pay their respects while The Queen lies at rest in St Giles’ Cathedral.
“We expect trains to be much busier than normal over the coming days, particularly to and from Edinburgh. Changes are being made to services to help people spread their journeys throughout the day, and passengers should still plan ahead and expect queues throughout the day.”
STV News is now on WhatsApp
Get all the latest news from around the countryFollow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp
Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country