What do passengers think of the costs and delays on the line? We went to Falkirk High station to ask
Callum Cowan, 21 I get the train to work and it depends what time of day but on the way back there are only three carriages and it can be quite bad. Lauren McKenna, 16 I go to Edinburgh to visit my parents. I quite enjoy it and I’ve not experienced delays. I know it happens to some people. Paul Montgomery, 23 “When you’re on the train it’s okay but the service’s time keeping is terrible. They’re always late and delayed.” Dominic West, 58 Compared to London the trains here are spotless, well run, and people are really friendly. I wish we had this sort of service in London.
Claire Waddle, 45 Today we are going to Edinburgh then going to Manchester. Last week we were on a hen do and when we were coming back they had to put a bus on, there were no trains. So that was a pain. Hazel Bankier, 45 The train is busy. It’s really, really busy. If you’re going through in the evening you often don’t get a seat. They’re not late enough coming back either. The last train is from Glasgow is at 11.30pm. Caitlin Anderson, 26 Getting a seat really depends because there are quite a lot of carriages but sometimes coming back from Haymarket there are only two carriages so there’s not a lot of spaces. It’s a lot busier. Romy Neill, 21 I get the train to uni quite a lot. I live in Airdrie and it’s unreliable sometimes. They’re late quite a lot. A lot of the carriages have been cut back down to three so at peak times it can get pretty busy.