ScotRail has announced it will run later trains and extra carriages on services to and from Edinburgh throughout the Edinburgh Festivals.
More than two million people are expected to descend on Edinburgh during the festivals as Scotland’s capital city becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts.
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festivals, and to support travel to and from the shows, ScotRail has confirmed it will operate extra late-night trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High from Friday, 5 August until Sunday, 28 August. (There will be services after midnight into Monday, 29 August, but no additional Festivals services on the evening of 29 August.)
A late-night train will be in operation from North Berwick to Edinburgh between Friday, 5 August and Thursday, 14 August to support return travel from the Fringe by the Sea.
Extra carriages will also be added to key trains to and from the capital city from Tweedbank, Fife, Perth, Dundee, Stirling, Dunblane, and Glasgow Central throughout the event.
David Simpson, Service Delivery Director, ScotRail, said:
“This year’s Edinburgh Festivals are set to be special as they celebrate their 75th anniversary, and we’re thrilled to be able to, once again, play our part in making it a success."