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The Edinburgh-Glasgow, via Falkirk High, railway line will reopen for passengers on Monday (September 21).
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Polmont: Engineers have been working around-the-clock to repair the line which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks on Wednesday, August 12. The force of thousands of gallons of water flowing from the breached canal bank washed away sections of track and undermined the railway’s embankments along a 300m stretch of the line.
Network Rail /09/2020

Polmont: Over the last six weeks, engineers have had to completely rebuild the foundations of the line, replacing over 15,000 tonnes of soil and stone beneath the track. A kilometre of new double-track railway has also been laid consisting of more than 4,500 metres of new rails and 4,424 concrete sleepers along with 10,000 tonnes of new ballast requiring 27 engineering trains. Over 3,000 metres of signalling cables have been re-laid and two new twin track overhead power gantries installed.
Network Rail /09/2020

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway is to reopen fully on Monday the 21st of September following repairs after considerable flood damage was caused by a breach of the Union Canal.
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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

Last months flooding is still causing headaches for rail passengers as services to Edinburgh continue to be disrupted.
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Scotrail are currently operating an emergency timetable between the two cities following extreme rain and flooding.
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Polmont: Flood damage to the line near Polmont
Network Rail /08/2020

Polmont: The extent of the flood damage to the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line near Polmont.
Network Rail /08/2020

Network Rail will be working around-the-clock to repair flood damage on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line near Polmont.
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ScotRail has today (Tuesday 30 July) marked the 35th anniversary of the Polmont rail disaster by laying a wreath at the station in memory of those who lost their lives.

Thirteen people died and dozens more were injured in the tragic event on Monday 30 July 1984, when a rush hour service from Edinburgh to Glasgow derailed near Polmont station.

The accident happened at around 5.55pm when the 5.30pm British Rail Class 47/7 service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street struck a cow, derailing the locomotive and all six carriages.

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Polmont: The memorial plaque at Polmont station, unveiled on 30 July 2009, the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
David Panton 02/09/2009

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 Scotrail train conductor is to stand trial, accused of attacking a man with his ticket machine.
William McCallum, 55, is alleged to have carried out the assault at Polmont station in September 2012.
He denies assaulting Ryan Johnston by seizing him by the clothing and striking him on the head with his ticket machine to his injury.
(Permalink) Polmont ScotRail

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 train to Glasgow (Sprinter 156493), was taken from the top deck of Calmac's DSMV Isle of Mull, about to set sail for Craignure.
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

A special plaque is unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary of the Polmont rail disaster which killed 13 people in 1984.
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