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Additional park and ride spaces at Barrhead station have been created by the Council after purchasing a piece of land from Arthurlie Junior Football Club for the project.
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Joe Fagan has asked for assurances and proper leadership to ensure plans to electrify the East Kilbride rail line actually happens.

The Labour councillor was speaking after Transport Secretary Michael Matheson confirmed last week that the route would finally be upgraded.
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Commitment to decarbonise passenger rail services by 2035. Plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail passenger services by 2035 have been launched by Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today.



Railscot note - PDF page 8 shows electrification of lines by 2035:

- Glasgow - Aberdeen - Inverurie

- All lines in Fife including Levenmouth

- Highland Main Line

- Borders line

- Glasgow - Barrhead - Dumfries - Carlisle

- East Kilbride

- Kilmarnock - Ayr

- Anniesland - Maryhill

Partial electrification or alternative technology:

- Ayr- Girvan

- Inverurie - Inverness - Tain

Battery or alternative technology:

- West Highland Lines

- Far North Line

- Kyle Line

- Girvan - Stranraer
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Scotland: Transport Scotland - Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan for 2035. Lines shown in red are to be electrified. Those in yellow to be alternative traction, possibly prior to electrification. Those ...
Transport Scotland 28/07/2020

Work being carried out by Network Rail on the East Kilbride line is believed to be for the proposed upgrading of train services.
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Network Rail has announced that tree cutting work on the line between Glasgow and East Kilbride / Barrhead, paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now resume.
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East Kilbride: Clearing the trees and vegetation along the 11-mile railway corridor is now underway and will be ongoing until December. It will enable site and geological investigation (SI/GI) which will inform the ...
Network Rail //2020

Network Rail has announced that tree cutting work on the line between Glasgow and East Kilbride will resume in March.
(Permalink) Barrhead East Kilbride Elecrification

Plans unveiled this week would see Hairmyres station relocated further west, near to St James Retail Centre, with improved park-and-ride facilities.
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A delay to the delivery of Barrhead's new station has been branded 'very disappointing'.

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ScotRail has announced a boost for customers in South Lanarkshire, with more seats to be made available for the increasingly popular East Kilbride and Barrhead services.

Additional Class 156 trains will be provided during the morning and evening between Glasgow Central and East Kilbride / Barrhead from May 2019.
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From the 6th of January the full pre-dispute timetable will be reinstated with the return of peak expresses at Balloch and Milngavie and the half-hourly daytime Dalmuir-Bellgrove via Yoker trains. Under the terms of the compensation package agreed between ScotRail and SPT for the impact of the special timetable during the dispute, there will also be new peak hour trains at Ayr, Barrhead, Busby and East Kilbride.

A half-hourly service will be introduced to Wishaw, Carluke and Lanark by diverting the hourly electric train via Hamilton that until January 2002 ran to Coatbridge Central (which will however regain Argyle Line services in the evening and morning peak - and after the evening peak the Motherwell-Cumbernauld service will run until 2126/2159). So as to avoid reversal at Motherwell, most of the new trains to/from Lanark will run via and call at Holytown, providing a direct Hamilton-Lanark service.



Prior to 6 January the Motherwell-Wishaw via Holytown route was 'served' only by the 0643 Motherwell-Lanark and at the Mossend east-to-south curve by the 1721 Edinburgh-Shotts-Motherwell. The last regular service was the Lanarkshire diesel 'Green Trains' which ceased in 1974 on the electrification of the West Coast Main Line.
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ScotRail's summer timetable (2 June to 28 September) is now available. It is available in two books; ScotRail services and connections excluding Strathclyde, ScotRail services covering Strathclyde.


The following routes continue to see a reduced timetable while a backlog of driver training is made up in the aftermath of the dispute :


Edinburgh-Glasgow (half-hourly plus extras in peak hours)

Glasgow North Bank (evening timetable)

Argyle Line (no services to Coatbridge Central)

Maryhill (hourly)

Barrhead (locals hourly)

West Calder (two Edinburgh-Glasgow trains each way don't run east of Shotts, there are no weekday terminators from Edinburgh)

Cowdenbeath (hourly daytime terminators suspended)



There are the following innovations :

Edinburgh Crossrail with new stations at Brunstane and Newcraighall - runs across Edinburgh from Bathgate to Newcraighall to Dunblane

Full Class 322 timetable to North Berwick with twice-daily services each way from/to Glasgow Central High Level

Additional services at 0809 from Prestonpans and 0737 from West Calder to Edinburgh

Sunday evening service to/from East Kilbride extended to weekday last train times

Far North/Kyle Sunday trains retimed to improve connections



Other Train Operating Company changes effecting Scotland include :

GNER 1900 Kings Cross-Edinburgh terminates Newcastle FX and 2300 Edinburgh-Newcastle withdrawn. Kings Cross-Glasgow services stepped back to allow longer turnround time, some call additionally at Haymarket

Arriva Trains Northern reinstate 0947 Leeds-Glasgow and 1410 return

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