Train commuters in Highland Perthshire will see a return to a more frequent train service from the 20th of July 2022 after ScotRail announce that the timetables will revert to the levels that were available in May of 2022.
The move comes after members of the train driver’s union, ASLEF, agreed to an improved pay offer. The return to service means that the temporary timetable, that has been in place since the 23rd of May 2022, will be scrapped and means that almost 700 journeys will be re-added to the schedule.
Speaking on the timetable change, ScotRail Service Delivery Director, David Simpson said: “I’d like to thank our customers for their patience through what has been a very challenging few months.
“I’d encourage customers to check their journey before they travel as our timetable returns to May 2022 levels, particularly given the disruption to services over recent days due to the extreme heat.
“We know how much people right across the country rely on rail travel, so we’re pleased to increase the number of services. Reaching such a positive resolution is a big step forward and everyone at ScotRail can now focus our efforts on providing the safest, greenest, and most reliable railway we can.”
ScotRail are now working to ensure that the full timetable can be restored. The train planning staff are working hard to develop a schedule which will make sure that the trains are driving the routes on which they are needed most.
David Simpson said: “We are delighted to be able to reintroduce the timetable, adding almost 700 services each day, and delivering the service that our customers expect and deserve.
“It has been a very challenging few months, impacting those across the country who rely on rail travel and on our staff too.
“It is a big step forward to reach such a positive resolution and continue in our efforts to provide the safest, greenest, and most reliable railway we can.
“We thank customers for their patience through this period.”
For further information and to view the new timetables visit the ScotRail website.