Closure of Glasgow Queen Street tunnel from 20 March to 8 August 2016

The good people at RAGES (Rail Action Group, East of Scotland) have flagged that the Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel is to close between 20th March and 8th August 2016.

The following information has been issued by RAGES:

RAGES has received the following information from ScotRail which we pass on.

Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel will close for 20 weeks on March 20 this year.   The closure is necessary to get the tunnel ready to run the faster, longer, greener electric trains that are coming to Scotland from December this year.

The railway is still open for business.  ScotRail has introduced a new train plan that will keep people moving during the closure of the tunnel.

However, journeys will take longer and trains may leave or depart from a different place than normal.

They have produced a dedicated section of their website where you can access a variety of materials – from the new timetables to posters and flyers.

The site is http://www.scotrail.co.uk/queenstreettoolkit