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Service provisionEdit

Connections to other servicesEdit

This line connects into other services in several locations:

Scotrail service from 2004 to 2018Edit

The services on this line were run by First ScotRail until 2015, then by Abellio Scotrail. The vast majority of services were worked by Class 158 and Class 170 DMUs, with some services being provided by Class 156s.

Scotrail service from 2018Edit

Following completion of electrification of the line between Polmont Junction and Dunblane, Abellio Scotrail commenced electrified passenger services with the timetable change of 9 December 2018[1]. The service continued to make use of some diesel traction, with Class 365 units providing electric services until March 2019, after which all services were taken over by Class 385s. The timetable change also saw the Polmont and Linlithgow stops removed from the Monday-Saturday daytime stopping pattern, being replaced by the new Edinburgh-Glasgow service running via the Cumbernauld Line.

HistoryEdit

The route built in several stages:

ElectrificationEdit

The line was electrified as part of the rolling programme of electrification in Scotland's Central Belt in 2018.[2][3]

SourcesEdit

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Yonge, John (May 1987). Gerald Jacobs (ed.). British Rail Track Diagams - Book 1: ScotRail (1st ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0948-6.
  • Yonge, John (February 1993). Gerald Jacobs (ed.). Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (2nd ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0995-8.
  • Yonge, John (April 1996). Gerald Jacobs (ed.). Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (3rd ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 1-8983-1919-7.
  • Yonge, John (2007). Gerald Jacobs (ed.). Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (Quail Track Plans) (fifth ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps (formerly Quail Map Co). ISBN 978-0-9549866-3-6. OCLC 79435248.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Time for new timetables | ScotRail". www.scotrail.co.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Electrification programme". www.transport.gov.scot. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Alloa line reopens after electrification works". www.railtechnologymagazine.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.

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