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Festive Public Transport

We thought we’d give you some details on the festive buses and trains running in region over the Christmas and New Year period.

Some services will finish early or will be operating on a reduced timetable between Christmas and New Year.

Aberdeen have two games over the festive period:

  • Boxing Day – Aberdeen v Livingston – kick-off 3pm
  • Sunday 29 December – Hearts v Aberdeen – kick off 2pm

Trains

Full rail timetables are available here:  https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-and-routes

Christmas Eve – Tuesday 24 December 2019

From/to Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 1938 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  • 1945 Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  • 2040 Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  • 1806 Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  • 1727 Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street (2002 connection at Perth for Edinburgh)

From/to Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 2108 Edinburgh to Dundee
  • 2043 Dundee to Edinburgh
  • 1934 Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  • 1916 Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  • 1742 Edinburgh to Inverness
  • 1853 Inverness to Edinburgh

From/to Aberdeen, Inverurie, Elgin and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 2019 Aberdeen to Inverness
  • 1814 Inverness to Aberdeen
  • 2057 Aberdeen to Inverurie
  • 2032 Inverness to Elgin

From/to Inverness, Tain, Ardgay and Thurso/Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh

The last trains will operate at:

  • 1833 Inverness to Wick
  • 1600 Wick to Inverness
  • 1754 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • 1713 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
  • 1712 Inverness to Ardgay
  • 1928 Ardgay to Inverness
  • 2106 Inverness to Tain
  • 2221 Tain to Inverness

Christmas Day

There are no rail services on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

There are no rail services in the North and North East of Scotland on Boxing Day, or to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh to/from the North and North East of Scotland.

Plan ahead if you intend to travel to Aberdeen for the match against Livingston at Pittodrie.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 December 2019

Network Rail engineering works at Haymarket mean services on several routes to and from the Edinburgh area will operate on a reduced timetable with services starting and terminating before they reach Edinburgh.  Very limited replacement transport will be in place.

If you’re planning to travel to the Edinburgh area on these dates. please consider making alternative travel arrangements, particularly on Saturday 28 December 2019.

From/to Edinburgh and Aberdeen

Trains will start and terminate at Haymarket.  A very limited replacement bus service will run between Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley.

First trains are:

  • 0534 Haymarket to Aberdeen
  • 0548 Aberdeen to Haymarket
  • 0831 Edinburgh to Aberdeen service starts at Inverkeithing at 0900

From/to Edinburgh and Inverness

First trains are:

  • 0834 Haymarket to Inverness
  • 0456 Inverness to Haymarket
  • 0655 departure from Perth terminates at Inverkeithing

Sunday 29 December 2019

Aberdeen will be playing Hearts at Tynecastle today.

Network Rail engineering works at Haymarket mean services on several routes to and from the Edinburgh area will operate on a reduced timetable with services starting and terminating before they reach Edinburgh until around 10am.  A very limited bus service will be in operation.

Services to/from Edinburgh Inverness and Aberdeen will run as normal except:

  • 0724 Dundee to Edinburgh (terminates at Dalmeny)
  • 0917 Edinburgh to Aberdeen (starts at Dalgety Bay at 0948)
  • 0929 Edinburgh to Inverness (starts at Perth at 1053)

Monday 30 December 2019

Normal services will be in operation.

Hogmanay

Services will run as normal until around 8pm, when services will begin to wind down.

From/to Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 1938 Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
  • 1945 Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  • 2040 Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  • 1806 Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  • 1727 Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street (2002 connection at Perth for Edinburgh)

From/to Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 2108 Edinburgh to Dundee
  • 2043 Dundee to Edinburgh
  • 1934 Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  • 1916 Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  • 1742 Edinburgh to Inverness
  • 1853 Inverness to Edinburgh

From/to Aberdeen, Inverurie, Elgin and Inverness

The last trains will operate at:

  • 2019 Aberdeen to Inverness
  • 1814 Inverness to Aberdeen
  • 2057 Aberdeen to Inverurie
  • 2032 Inverness to Elgin

From/to Inverness, Tain, Ardgay and Thurso/Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh

The last trains will operate at:

  • 1833 Inverness to Wick
  • 1600 Wick to Inverness
  • 1754 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • 1713 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
  • 1712 Inverness to Ardgay
  • 1928 Ardgay to Inverness
  • 2106 Inverness to Tain
  • 2221 Tain to Inverness

New Year’s Day

There are no rail services on New Year’s Day.

Thursday 2 January 2020

There will be a reduced service operating on most routes, with trains starting later than usual.

From/to Glasgow Queen Street /Edinburgh to Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness

The first trains are:

  • 0928 Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  • 0940 Glasgow Queen to Aberdeen
  • 0946 Perth to Aberdeen
  • 0947 Dundee to Aberdeen
  • 0904 Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  • 0944 Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  • 1010 Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
  • 1036 Edinburgh to Inverness
  • 1046 Inverness to Edinburgh (change at Perth for Glasgow Queen Street)
  • 1450 Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street

From/to Aberdeen to Inverness

The first trains are:

  • 0950 Aberdeen to Inverurie
  • 1035 Inverurie to Aberdeen
  • 1012 Aberdeen to Inverness
  • 1102 Inverness to Aberdeen

From/to Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh / Wick and Thurso

The first trains are:

  • 0955 Inverness to Tain
  • 1115 Tain to Inverness
  • 1056 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  • 1208 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness
  • 1234 Wick to Inverness
  • 1833 Inverness to Wick

Friday 3 January 2020

Services run as normal.

Buses

Stagecoach Highland

The bus timetables over Christmas and New Year for Stagecoach Highland services is available here.

Bluebird Aberdeenshire and Moray

The bus timetables over Christmas and New Year for Stagecoach Bluebird Aberdeenshire and Moray services is available here.

First Aberdeen

The bus timetables over Christmas and New Year for First Aberdeen services is available here.

Scottish Citylink

The bus timetable over Christmas and New Year for Scottish Citylink services is available here.

Megabus

Information of services over Christmas and New Year is available here.

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