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Timetable Changes Saturday, 30 May

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T-Total (Dry) Train from Inverness on Saturday 30 May

Due to a sporting event taking place in Glasgow on Saturday 30 May 2015, Virgin Trains East Coast will be operating a ‘dry trains’ policy. The dry train status will apply to the 07.55 Inverness to Kings Cross service only and the alcohol restriction will apply between Inverness and Perth only.


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07.55 Inverness  09.54 Perth  
 
 
Virgin Trains East Coast have prohibited the possession of intoxicating liquor from the above mentioned train services on Saturday 30 May 2015. This means that alcohol cannot be brought onto or purchased on board our trains and customers may be searched before boarding.

It is an offence under Byelaw 4(2) of the Railway Byelaws, for any person travelling on the services listed above to be in possession of intoxicating liquor or to attempt to enter any of the above trains with intoxicating liquor.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Amended 22:00 London Kings Cross to Leeds service on Saturday 30 May

Engineering work is taking place between Retford and Doncaster closing the line. 

The 22:00 London Kings Cross to Leeds will run later than the normal timetable between Doncaster and Leeds. 

To check your journey, please use our online journey planner

 

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

19.00 Edinburgh to Doncaster is a Dry Train

The 19:00 service from Edinburgh to Doncaster will be an alcohol free train until Doncaster. You will not be able to bring alcohol in any form, onto the train, or consume it whilst on board. This policy has been put in place to ensure that all of our customers can enjoy a more pleasant journey.

Virgin Trains East Coast have prohibited the possession of intoxicating liquor from the above mentioned train service

 It is an offence under Byelaw 4(2) of the Railway Byelaws, for any person travelling on the services listed above to be in possession of intoxicating liquor or to attempt to enter any of the above trains with intoxicating liquor.

 

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Amended services between Carstairs and Motherwell from 08:00 Saturday 30 and on Sunday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place between Carstairs and Motherwell closing all lines.

CrossCountry Trains will be diverted and not call at Motherwell, passengers should use ScotRail trains between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

First TransPennine Express from 08:00 On Saturday buses replace trains between Carlisle / Lockerbie and Edinburgh /Glasgow Central.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Lockerbie and Edinburgh /Glasgow Central. The 11:16 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport will start at Lancaster.

ScotRail from 08:00, buses replace trains between Motherwell and Lanark and also between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs.

23:16 Edinburgh to Motherwell is diverted between Kirknewton and Motherwell and will not call at Carstairs, Carluke and Wishaw. A bus will run between Kirknewton and Motherwell calling at these stations.

Virgin Trains on Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Preston / Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains East Coast on Sunday the 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh. A replacement bus will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Passengers for Glasgow Central may use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

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These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Saturday 30 May - Rugby League Magic Weekend

Rugby League Magic Weekend
As a result of the Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors match at St James’ Park, Newcastle, we have made the following changes to our timetable:
The 19.00 from Edinburgh Waverley to Doncaster will be extended to Leeds.  The stop at Doncaster will only be for passengers to alight.
An additional service will run from Newcastle, departing at 21.30 and will stop at Darlington, York and Leeds.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

Amended services between Edinburgh and Inverness via Stirling on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston with some lines closed.

Virgin Trains East Coast services between Edinburgh and Inverness will divert and not call at Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Dunblane and Gleneagles. Buses will run to and from these stations.

ScotRail services are replaced by buses between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston.

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These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

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