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Scotland - Transport - Trains

The Scotrail Rail Network serves the major towns and cities in Scotland and there are a number of daily trains to London via the East Coast or the West Coast Routes. The main operators from London to Scotland are Great North Eastern Railways (GNER) and Virgin.

From Edinburgh there are regular services between Glasgow, the Lothian region, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen. Services to Inverness run from Perth and Aberdeen. From there, services operate to Wick, Thurso and the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Glasgow is the gateway to the west coast of Scotland covering Oban, Fort William and Mallaig at the southern access to Skye. Travelling to or from Ireland, Glasgow is reached from Stranraer harbour.

Scotland trains travel through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The Western Highland Line, the Kyle line and the Far North Line are famous routes.

More travel and timetable information, fare information and online booking is available from ScotRail or call 08457 48 49 50.

Railway Stations in Scotland

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Railway Station
Located in the city centre on Guild Street. Aberdeen connects with the Highland line including Thurso, Wick & Inverness, and services from Fife, Perth, Dundee & Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Waverly Station
This is Edinburgh's main railway station and is located in the city centre between Princes Street and Market Street. Edinburgh connects with rail services from London and the South via Berwick upon Tweed, East Coast Services between Stirling, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Aberdeen, Aviemore and Inverness. Trains from Edinburgh also connect to the West Coast via Glasgow.

Glasgow
Glasgow has two main line train stations and an underground railway system:

Central Station

Argyll Street
Use this station for West Coast Services to Stranraer, Ayr, Dumfries and services from London and the South via Carlisle.

Queen Street Station
On the corner of George Square.
Use this station for trains to the East Coast, trains from Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee and Invernes, and travel to West Coast of Scotland to Oban, Fort William and Mallaig.

Allow 10 minutes to walk between the two stations.

Underground
The Glasgow Underground is a single loop called the Circle Line that links 15 stations in the city and takes around 24 minutes for an entire circuit. Directions are indicated as "Outer Circle" (clockwise) and "Inner Circle" (anti-clockwise).
Website:
Underground Travel Information

Inverness

Inverness Railway Station

It is located in the city centre on Academy Street. The Highland Line for Thurso and Wick, or the scenic Kyle Line to the Kyle of Lochalsh leave from this station.

Useful links

ScotRail
Tel:+44 08457 48 49 50
WebSite:
ScotRail

Virgin Rail
WebSite:
VirginTrains.Co.Uk

Great North Eastern Railway
WebSite:
GNER.Co.Uk

National Rail Enquiry Service
Tel: 0845 748 4950

The Jacobite Steam Train
WebSite:
SteamTrain.info

Scenic round trip from Fort William that runs past Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, crosses the famous 21 arch Glenfinnan viaduct and gives you an hour in the fishing village Mallaig.

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