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Winter can be a difficult time for Scotland’s railways. Whether it's a big freeze, strong winds or prolonged spells of wet weather, we have to deal with whatever nature throws at us.
But we learn from experience and we've listened to feedback from lots of different sources including passengers, train companies and our own people, so that we can build on what we did well and learn from what did not work as well as we hoped. By doing so, we aim to keep Scotland moving this winter.
You told us that you want better information when services are disrupted, so we’re working with partners across the transport industry to make sure you get the information you need to get you to where you want to go.
So, we'll make sure our front line people, the people you see at stations, have the most up-to-date, practical information to pass on to you.
We’ll arrange temporary timetables which, in the most extreme conditions, can be quickly implemented to deploy our resources where they're most needed.
See the temporary timetable.
We’re working together with rail, bus, air and ferry providers to provide, through Traveline Scotland, an overview of any disruption and the transport alternatives.
We'll be deploying a range of innovative tools and techniques to make the network as robust as possible, including:
These new initiatives will support our workforce on the ground:
More about our preparations for winter
ScotRail staff with some of the equipment used to keep stations open for the public in freezing weather.
Network Rail staff shred branches cut to stop them damaging power cables near Finnieston in Glasgow.
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