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The project to bring a boundary wall on Union Street up to industry standard has now finished.
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An amber weather warning in eastern Scotland has been extended with flooding leading to school closures and disruption on roads and railways.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Arbroath Cancellations Dalgety Bay Dundee Flooding Grantshouse Inverness Inverurie LNER Laurencekirk Linlithgow Montrose Rain ScotRail Weather

Rail services have been hit by the weather this morning. The East Coast Line is flooded at Dalgety Bay. The Dundee-Arbroath service is suspended along with services between Aberdeen and Inverurie. ScotRail has speed restrictions on many routes.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Arbroath Cancellations Dalgety Bay Dundee Flooding Grantshouse Inverness Inverurie LNER Laurencekirk Linlithgow Montrose Rain ScotRail Weather

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop (SNP) has highlighted the ScotRail consultation which ends next Wednesday, February 2.
(Permalink) Linlithgow ScotRail Ticket office

Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street are in the running to be named Britain's favourite railway station.
(Permalink) 2021 World Cup of Stations Aviemore Glasgow Central Glasgow Queen Street Linlithgow

Glasgow Central: 156436 waits to depart from Glasgow Central with the 10.18 to East Kilbride on 9th June 2019.
Bill Roberton 09/06/2019

Glasgow Queen Street High Level: A late afternoon view over Queen Street station on 22nd January 2019, with just one class 385 train at platform 4 in view. The steelwork of the west truss of the new station frontage can be seen just ...
Colin McDonald 22/01/2019

Falkirk, Larbert and Linlithgow have been identified as some of the worst locations in Scotland for people trespassing on the railway tracks - and putting their lives at risk.
(Permalink) Falkirk Larbert Linlithgow Safety Trespass

The Union Canal near Polmont has been refilled with water - seven months after a major breach.
(Permalink) Linlithgow Polmont Union Canal

On August, 12, 2020, after heavy rainfall and extreme weather, the Union Canal burst its banks near Muiravonside and flowed into neighbouring fields, causing havoc for local landowners. [Railscot note - the floodwater washed out a portion of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway].
(Permalink) Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Flood Flooding Linlithgow Polmont

Work continues to be carried out to repair railway line damaged in last month's thunderstorms when Union Canal breached its banks.
(Permalink) Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Flood Flooding Linlithgow Polmont

A new rail shuttle service between Linlithgow and Edinburgh will be introduced from Monday, 14 September to keep customers moving between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The service will operate in both directions and will call at Linlithgow, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket, and Edinburgh Waverley.

Existing replacement bus services between Falkirk Grahamston and Linlithgow remain in place for customers.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Park Edinburgh Waverley Haymarket Linlithgow Shuttle service

Last months flooding is still causing headaches for rail passengers as services to Edinburgh continue to be disrupted.
(Permalink) Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Flood Landslide Linlithgow Polmont

The ScotRail Alliance has upgraded a number of stations between Glasgow and Edinburgh, ahead of brand new electric trains entering service in the coming months. Former waiting areas at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket have been transformed into new ScotRail lounges.
Customers can now benefit from a refurbished area with padded benches, new flooring, and softer lighting, making the stations a more pleasant and relaxing place to catch a train.
(Permalink) Croy EGIP Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Electrification Falkirk High Haymarket Linlithgow Polmont

A new information panel has been installed at Linlithgow Station to
commemorate its claim to be the first station in the world to have been

The photograph in question was taken in 1845 by David Octavius Hill, who pioneered many aspects of the art form in collaboration with the engineer and photographer Robert Adamson.
It is believed that Hill took the photograph of Linlithgow Station three
years after it opened, as the basis for a painting.
Almost 170 years later, the image he captured remains recognisable, with St
Michael's Parish Church prominent in the background.
It is reproduced in the new Linlithgow Heritage Trail information panel, by
permission of the National Gallery of Scotland.
The panel also celebrates more recent additions to the station. These
include Mary Louise Colouris' mural of the annual Marches procession, an
impressive display of flower tiles made by local schoolchildren, and three
banners produced by embroiderers from St Michael's Parish Church.
The panel has been developed jointly by Linlithgow Civic Trust, Pride &
Passion Linlithgow and Linlithgow Heritage Trust, with support from
ScotRail, the train operator, and West Lothian Council.
John Aitken, chairman of the Linlithgow Civic Trust, said: 'Since Victorian
times the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line has been - and continues to be -
of prime importance in Linlithgow's development.
'We are delighted that this panel, part of Linlithgow Heritage Trail,
highlights the station's rightful place in history.
John Yellowlees, ScotRail external relations manager, said: 'We were
pleased to support this venture as part of our support for the Civic
Trust's 'Burgh Beautiful' campaign.
'That campaign includes 'adopting' Linlithgow Station, with volunteers
planting and maintaining beautiful barrels of flowers on both platforms.'
(Permalink) David Octavius Hill Linlithgow ScotRail Station Adoption

Linlithgow: The solid (and stolid) exterior of Linlithgow station in August 2010. No fripperies here.
David Panton 14/08/2010

Linlithgow: Photocall at Linlithgow on 17 February with (left to right) John McGregor, from Linlithgow Civic Trust, John Yellowlees, ScotRail external relations manager, John Aitken, chairman of Linlithgow Civic ...
First ScotRail 17/02/2012

Linlithgow: The GNER 0755 Inverness - London Kings Cross 'Highland Chieftain' at speed through Linlithgow station in May 2005.
John Furnevel 11/05/2005

ScotRail is to launch a Sunday train service for day trippers to Oban from Edinburgh, Linlithgow and Polmont over six weeks this summer.
The service has been welcomed by VisitScotland. It will start on Sunday 25 July and run each Sunday until 29 August inclusive. The service is timed to give passengers five hours in the West Highland town and designed to appeal to people in Edinburgh and West Lothian who would love a day out in Oban - without taking the car. The train will leave Edinburgh Waverley at 0810 and arrive back in the capital at 2107.
Graeme Macfarlan, marketing manager at ScotRail said that the move was in direct response to listening to customers - as well as people opting to holiday in the UK due to ongoing uncertainty regarding air travel. He added: 'Many customers in the East of Scotland have told us they would love to experience the West Highland Line for a day out but would prefer not to change trains - and sometimes stations - at Glasgow. This new, direct service changes all that and should boost tourism. And we'll be offering cream teas on the scenic route, which really is the icing on the cake of a special day out!'
David Adams McGilp, VisitScotland's Regional Director in Argyll said: 'We've just launched a £250,000 campaign specifically encouraging Scots to take holidays in their own country, so expanding train services to accommodate the needs of the day trip market fits very well with this.

(Permalink) Edinburgh Linlithgow Oban Polmont ScotRail West Highland Lines

Oban: Welcome to Oban is the gaelic greeting for disembarking ferry passengers as they make their way from the quayside to Oban station. This more unusual view of Oban station, and the late afternoon ...
Mark Bartlett 22/03/2010

Oban: 156 474 forming the 12.11 train to Glasgow Queen Street, awaits its departure time at Oban station on a very warm Sunday 23 May 2010.
Ken Browne 23/05/2010

Oban: First arrival of the day from Glasgow Queen Street runs into Oban on 18 February 2006. This train connects with the Craignure ferry.
Brian Smith 18/02/2006

This was a day of disrupted services. The North Berwick Line flooded, there was a track defect at Gartshore and flooding between Linlithgow and Edinburgh Haymarket (Edinburgh to Glasgow line), flooding at Inverkeithing, a landslide between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, and flooding of the Bathgate line. The East Coast Main Line was closed between Edinburgh and Berwick.

(Permalink) Bathgate Flood Gartshore Loops Inverkeithing Landslide Linlithgow North Berwick Stonehaven

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