ScotRail Express 1R94 from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley
Heading back from Glasgow to Edinburgh, I had originally wanted to try the Cumbernauld Line via Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston, however, the next departing train would only be terminating at Cumbernauld, leaving me with no immediate onward transfer option to Edinburgh. As such, I got the ScotRail Express again via the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk Line to get back to Edinburgh.
Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station
The concourse of Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station.
The departure board is just above the ticket gates, so it’s easy to do the platform sprint once platforms have been displayed. Platforms are usually displayed only minutes before departure.
The next departing train is the ScotRail Express 1R94 at 5pm from Platform 3.
Heading through the ticket gates.
Platform 3 is just in front of this gate line.
Heading to the front end of the train in the hopes of finding a more empty train carriage.
First Class seating is available on the 4-car British Rail Class 385/1 AT200 operating on the ScotRail Express service.
Reaching the end of the platform.
My ScotRail Express 1R94 train was formed of 2 4-car British Rail Class 385/1 AT200 sets.
My ScotRail Express 1R94 train departed from Glasgow Queen Street at 4.59pm – 1 minute early.
Heading through the Cowlairs Tunnel.
Passing through Cowlairs South Junction.
Passing through Cowlairs West Junction.
Passing by Eastfield Depot.
Passing by Cadder Depot.
Croy Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Croy Railway Station.
Falkirk High Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Falkirk High Railway Station.
Passing by the country.
Linlithgow Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Linlithgow Railway Station.
Passing under the Edinburgh Trams tracks.
Passing through Edinburgh Park Railway Station.
The Edinburgh Trams line run parallel with the railway tracks between Edinburgh Park and Haymarket.
Passing through Haymarket East Junction on approach to Haymarket.
Haymarket Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Haymarket Railway Station.
Passing under Edinburgh Castle.
Heading through the Haymarket Tunnels.
Passing by the disused Waverley West signal box.
Entering Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station.
Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station
My ScotRail Express 1R94 arrived at Edinburgh Waverley on time at 5.45pm.
Heading out of the ticket gates.
The concourse of Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station.
The ScotRail Express is the fastest rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow with trains on the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk Line taking around 45 minutes for the journey between these 2 major Scottish cities. Stations are limited and stops are brief, so it’s a regular point-to-point service with not much differentiation between trains on this line.