ScotRail

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Scotrail - Info

General

ScotRail is the rail operator for all trains in Scotland. From major lines like Edinburgh to Glasgow to smaller lines like Fort William to Mallaig. 

Wifi is available on most trains. On long distance trains a trolley service is available.  

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Light meals and snacks are included 
  • Reclining seats
  • Solo seats 
  • Seat reservations are included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Newspaper and magazines

Catering
For second class passengers at-seat catering is available on most trains. Light meals and drinks are included with first class tickets. 

Wifi
Wifi is available for free. 

Power sockets  
Available at all 1st class seats.

Children

  • Children up to 4 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat.
  • Children from 5 untill 15 years get a 50% discount on most tickets
  • Seat reservations are possible for kids between 5 and 15, but not for children below 5 years. 

Animals
Small dogs, cats and other small are allowed, max. 2 per person. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket. 
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made. 

Luggage
Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with the height+width+length not larger than 158 cm and not heavier then 32 kg each, but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. 

Boarding 
No. 

Railcards  
You can use all national Railcards on all trains of ScotRai. 

Interrail / Eurail / BritRail 
Passengers with a valid BritRailInterrail or Eurail-pass can use all trains of ScotRail. Seat reservations are optional and can be made up to one day in advance. 

Groups 
For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business
The first class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and meals and wifi on board. See also Business travel by train.

At the station
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.   

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Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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Glasgow Central - Info

Railway Station Glasgow

Glasgow Central is the name of the main station of Glasgow.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office

  • Monday - Friday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 05:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday 09:15 - 21:30

Facilities

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, NCP Long Stay Car Park at Oswald Street
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: yes. Baggage Storage (Lockers). Located on Platform 1. Mon - Sat 06:00 - 2359. Sun 07:00 - 23:59.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike

Glasgow City Council bike scheme: 400 bikes will be available for public hire at 31 locations across the city with additional temporary sites: www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport

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Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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