ScotRail announces last minute changes to emergency timetables

The national rail operator has revealed 'extra late-night' services will be in place on Friday and Saturday amid chaos on the network.

ScotRail weekend timetable in full as extra ‘late-night’ services announced across country iStock
ScotRail has announced additional services this weekend.

ScotRail has announced a raft of extra services on many of its major routes over the weekend to combat passenger chaos during its “emergency timetable”.

Late night routes on lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverurie and Edinburgh and Stirling are among those lined up for Friday and Saturday evening with the final carriages leaving some stations at 11.45pm.

It comes as drivers’ union Aslef prepare to present the newly nationalised firm’s latest pay offer to members following a week of rail disruption in a volatile dispute over pay.

Almost 700 journeys have been scrapped during an impasse over an initial 2.2% wage rise branded “derisory” by the union – however that has since been raised to 4.2%.

Drivers are currently refusing to work overtime or on rest days – leading to a third of daily services being slashed.

It means the final trains on some routes leave as early as 6pm, while football fans have been forced into a nervous wait for a resolution before 50,000 pack into Hampden for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifying play-off semi-final against Ukraine.

A review of the temporary measures means routes on Friday and Saturday evening have been revised, with services running much later.

New timetable for May 27 and 28 in full

Friday, May 27 – Glasgow Central

23.30 Glasgow Central – Ayr

23.21 Glasgow Central – Gourock

23.24 Gourock – Glasgow Central

21.47 Glasgow Central – East Kilbride

22.28 East Kilbride – Glasgow Central

23.17 Glasgow Central – East Kilbride

23.05 Glasgow Central – Neilston

Friday May 27 – Glasgow Queen Street

22.45 Glasgow Queen St – Edinburgh

23.45 Glasgow Queen St – Edinburgh

Friday, May 27 – Edinburgh Waverley

22.45 Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen St

23.46 Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen St

23.14 Edinburgh – North Berwick

23.00 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

23.18 Edinburgh to Glenrothes via Dunfermline

23.30 Edinburgh to Stirling

Friday, May 27 – Stirling

22.36 Stirling to Edinburgh

Friday, May 27 – Aberdeen

20.58 Aberdeen – Inverurie

21.29 Inverurie – Aberdeen

22.49 Aberdeen – Inverurie

Saturday, May 28 – Glasgow Central

23.30 Glasgow Central – Ayr

23.24 Gourock – Glasgow Central

23.21 Glasgow Central – Gourock

21.47 Glasgow Central – East Kilbride

22.28 East Kilbride – Glasgow Central

23.18 Glasgow Central – East Kilbride

23.05 Glasgow Central – Neilston

Saturday, May 28 – Glasgow Queen Street

22.45 Glasgow Queen St – Edinburgh

23.45 Glasgow Queen St – Edinburgh

23.22 Glasgow Queen St – Stirling

Saturday, May 28 – Edinburgh Waverley

22.45 Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen St

23.46 Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen St

23.14 Edinburgh – North Berwick

23.01 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy

23.19 Edinburgh – Glenrothes via Dunfermline

23.32 Edinburgh to Stirling

Saturday, May 28 – Stirling

22.36 Stirling to Edinburgh

Saturday, May 28 – Aberdeen

20.58 Aberdeen – Inverurie

21.29 Inverurie – Aberdeen

22.49 Aberdeen – Inverurie