More stops at local stations

SCOTRAIL and Transport Scotland are reminding customers extra stops at Carnoustie and Broughty Ferry on a Sunday will begin this weekend.

Several stations between Dundee and Aberdeen will gain more frequent services, providing a more balanced spread of calls throughout the day.

And on Sundays there will be two extra services from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, as well as an additional service in the other direction.

Improvements to the Monday to Saturday timetable include Carnoustie gaining a total of four more calls a day and Broughty Ferry two.

And extra calls on Sunday services will result in Broughty Ferry – previously not served on Sundays – getting seven calls and Carnoustie each getting three more calls.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “The new timetable will provide better links between north east communities and support businesses in the region.”

While transport minister Keith Brown added: “These service enhancements for the north east will encourage new passengers to travel by rail for commuting, education and leisure opportunities and help current passengers to get out earlier, stay out later and get around more frequently.”

Other stations gaining more stops between Monday and Saturday include, Portlethen gaining a total of five more calls a day, Invergowrie five and Laurencekirk and Stonehaven each getting an additional call.

Meanwhile on Sundays, Laurencekirk would get an extra five stops, Portlethen four and Stonehaven three more calls.