More carriages on rush hour trains from Glasgow, Scotrail promise MSP
Local MSP Jackie Baillie has welcomed the announcement that ScotRail will increase the number of carriages on evening rush hour services from Glasgow to Dumbarton and Balloch from 10 December 2017.
The busy 1646 Airdrie-Balloch service, which leaves Glasgow Queen Street at 17.12, will increase from three carriages to six carriages.
ScotRail agreed to make the changes in correspondence with Jackie Baillie as part of the new winter timetable being introduced next week.
The changes follow months of campaigning by local MSP Jackie Baillie, in response to the concerns of commuters, to highlight overcrowding on local rail services.
Jackie said: “I am delighted that ScotRail has confirmed the additional carriages will be in place on evening rush hour services from Glasgow to Balloch from next week.
“The 17.12 service from Glasgow Queen St is one of the most overcrowded services used by local commuters and I have been pressing ScotRail to take action for some time. I recently met ScotRail’s new Managing Director, Alex Hynes, to discuss a range of issues affecting local passengers and I hope we will begin to see some progress on other issues, including station-skipping, in the near future.”