Winchburgh Tunnel Closure
Winchburgh Tunnel closed between the 13th June - 27th July to enable work on what is a key element of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme which will deliver 150km of electrified railway.
Major engineering works within Winchburgh Tunnel, meant there was significant service alterations for many passengers using the main Edinburgh/Glasgow railway via Falkirk High as well as on services between Edinburgh and Stirling/Dunbalne as well as between Edinburgh and Fife.
We thank passengers and those in adjacent communities for their patience and understanding while we delivered this major piece of engineering within the difficult confines of a tunnel environment.
The investment by the Scottish Government will deliver a railway which is fit for Scotland’s future businesses users, tourists and leisure passengers. The investment will not only improve journey times, provide more reliable longer modern and quieter electric trains with more seats, but will generate significant environmental benefits.
It has already delivered the stunning new look Haymarket station and will build a new Edinburgh Gateway station at Gogar and significant upgrades to other key stations, including Glasgow Queen Street.