English rail misery as Glasgow to Edinburgh rail cancellations fall to ‘vanishing point!’


Thanks to an anonymous freedom of information release, TuS can reveal that cancellations on the critical Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk High Station route have fallen dramatically in 2019. Here are the data:

Cancellations Services          % cancelled

January            50                    3224                1.77

February          47                    3224                1.6

March             28                    3288                0.9


Inspired by news from Thameslink, Scots commuters have been reported singing a paraphrased version of the Smith’s iconic ‘Heaven knows we’re not miserable now.’




4 thoughts on “English rail misery as Glasgow to Edinburgh rail cancellations fall to ‘vanishing point!’

  1. Alasdair Macdonald. May 13, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    I was on the Glasgow/Edinburgh via Falkirk High line at the beginning of the month. It was the first time for 3/4 months that I had used the line. The journey was in one of the new trains which are being brought into service. It fairly zipped along, was very comfortable, provided real time formation and departed and arrived on time on both journeys.

    Despite the major redevelopment work at Queen St, things were working very well.

    Now that there are more, newer trains and as more drivers and crew complete their training, we are beginning to see the benefits of this investment.

    As well as this principal route, we can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Springburn and Cumbernauld, via Airdrie and Bathgate, via Shotts and via Carstairs. There is even a minor variation going through Camelon and Falkirk Grahamston.

    There is also a very regular bus service between the city centres and also to both airports.

    PS We were in Brussels for a few days the week before last. Belgium has an extensive rail system, particularly around Brussels and it is usually very reliable and punctual. However, on each of the three days, we experienced substantial delays. C’est la vie.

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  2. tcrosbie20 May 14, 2019 / 7:13 am

    Don’t remember seeing this on the BBC John, are you sure its true 🙂


    • gavin May 14, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      “Truthiness is my middle name,
      To out the Nats, my way to fame”!

      Jaikie (the Craw) Burd.


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