Line Closure notification - Larbert to Dunblane and Alloa : 14 to 22 October 2018
To support the delivery of the electrification of the Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa (SDA) lines for the introduction of ScotRail’s new electric 385 trains this December, Network Rail is intensifying engineering works which will involve the closure of the line from Larbert to Dunblane and Alloa from the 14th to 22nd October when the line will re-open for Monday morning services. This will involve engineers working day and night to complete critical overhead electric line works including mast and cantilever installation, cable ducting works to platforms, wiring and registration works.
The line closure is to allow periods of continuous working, with engineers working 24/7 along the line of route including at a number of stations: Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane and Alloa. During the delivery of the works, trains will be replaced by buses to/from stations affected by the line closure, as listed below. Details of alterations to train services can be found at www.scotrail.co.uk/electrification
Glasgow Queen St – Inverness services
Glasgow Queen St – Aberdeen services
Edinburgh – Dunblane services
Glasgow Queen St – Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa services
Also - Sunday rail services disruption due to work to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line
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Work to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line will mean disruption for rail travellers leaving Glasgow Queen Street station over the next two months. Electrification work at Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa means that coaches will be laid on for rail travellers over eight Sundays starting from this Sunday, September 2. Services will be disrupted over the months of September and October, on Sunday, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 as well as Sunday, October 7, 14 and 21. Trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen/Inverurie will be diverted (via Fife), with buses replacement services in operation between Falkirk High and Dundee calling at intermediate stations. And trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness will be diverted (via Fife) and will not call at Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane & Gleneagles. Buses will operate between these stations and connect into train services at Perth.
The routes set to be affected
Meanwhile, replacement buses will also be in operation for people travelling to Alloa and Elgin from Glasgow Queen Street on the dates above, with buses between Falkirk Grahamston and Alloa and, with respect to the Elgin route, train services starting from Perth, with buses in place between Falkirk High and Perth. Scotrail are advising that journey times will be increased and replacement buses may arrive/depart earlier or later than advertised train times.