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Rail passengers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead this festive season as timetables will change over New Year.

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Railway passengers in Glasgow are being reminded of disruption throughout the festive period, as Network Rail begin works in city stations.

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British Transport Police (BTP) will ramp up patrols across Scotland's railway network over the Christmas period to tackle anti-social behaviour and ensure Covid-19 government guidelines are followed.
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Christmas is going to look a little different this year but we'll still be here.
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As the rail industry works together to help people travel with confidence this Christmas, passengers are asked to plan in advance and book their outward and return journeys. 95% of the network is running as usual over the Christmas and New Year period, with essential engineering work taking place at key locations
Upgrade work will improve train reliability for passengers on several routes and boost connectivity between England and Scotland on the East Coast Main Line.
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Christmas is coming early this year for Scottish students, thanks to a massive 50 per cent discount on tickets from Scotlands Railway.
University students will be able to take advantage of half price travel on any off-peak ScotRail service until 24 December.
And, the train operator is getting into the festive spirit even more by simplifying the process of buying the tickets.
All a student needs to do is turn up at a staffed ticket office with their ID, jump on board and head home to their loved ones.
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The RMT rail union called today for police to enforce passenger limits on Christmas trains along with higher penalties to ensure safe festive travel.
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A Christmas travel tsar has been appointed in an effort to avoid transport chaos during the festive period. Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, will scrutinise whether train, air and road networks are ready for millions of people making trips over the five-day window when coronavirus restrictions are eased, the Department for Transport said.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Christmas Network Rail Peter Hendy

Peak fares to be withdrawn to give customers greater flexibility and help maintain social distancing onboard trains.
(Permalink) Avanti West Coast Christmas Ticketing

Passengers, and freight customers, will benefit from more than £16m of investment in Scotland's Railway over this Christmas and New Year. Engineers will be relaying track, renewing junctions and refurbishing structures across the country with work taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Inverness. In Glasgow, a key line into Glasgow Queen Street High Level station will be affected from Christmas Day until January 2 while engineers renew points - rails which move to allow trains to cross from one track to another - and replace over 1km of track at Cadder. This will have an impact on some services in and out of Glasgow Queen Street, but alternative routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be available. A number of services will continue to run. On the south side of the Clyde, engineers will be working from New Year's Day until the early hours of January 4, to renew junctions and life-expired track between Muirhouse and Eglinton Street, near Glasgow Central. In Stirlingshire, engineers will be delivering a range of works to renew track, upgrade signalling and level crossings while in Perth and Inverness works will be delivered to improve track at both stations.
(Permalink) Cadder Christmas Eglinton Street Inverness Muirhouse Perth Rail works

Haymarket East Junction: Works at Haymarket, Christmas 2019.
Network Rail /12/2019

The only inter-city train on Boxing Day is a single round trip from London to Birmingham on Chiltern Railways.
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