ScotRail is making changes to the reduced timetable introduced earlier this month following customer feedback.

 The train operator made changes to reflect a 90 per cent fall in the number of passengers.

However, it was always part of the plan to monitor and review the schedule to ensure shift patterns for key workers are supported as far as possible.

After consulting with NHS boards across Scotland and assessing feedback from customers, from this week, some services have been added to the timetable.

These are:

  • Additional 2100 Edinburgh - Dundee (for key workers living in Fife).
  • 2200 Edinburgh to Inverkeithing via Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy will continue to Edinburgh (to benefit shift workers).
  • 2210 Edinburgh to Inverkeithing via Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline will continue to Edinburgh (to benefit shift workers).

Exact timings of services are being published on journey planners and on ScotRail’s social media channels and customers are advised to check their journeys in advance.

David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “At this difficult time, most businesses throughout the country are working under financial constraints, and ScotRail is no different.

“The changes we’ve made to our timetable are part of a process to deliver a safe and reliable service for essential workers while giving the taxpayer value for money. 

“However, we identified that a small number of key workers were finding it hard to get a train home after they finished work and we acted quickly to make the changes to the schedule that will ensure we are supporting their shift patterns as well as we can.”