SCOTRAIL has announced additional services will be added to support the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

In a first-of-its-kind event, around 8000 elite and amateur cyclists will come together to compete in the inaugural event from Thursday, August 3 and Sunday, August 13 in venues and locations in Glasgow and across Scotland. 

Venues in Glasgow include the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Emirates Arena, Glasgow Green, and the Glasgow BMX Centre in Knightswood. 

There will also be events in Dundee and Angus, Perth and Kinross, Dumfries and Galloway, Stirling, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, and the Nevis Range in Fort William. 

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ScotRail has now confirmed it will operate more services and trains with additional stops to provide reliable, convenient and sustainable travel options for customers attending events during the Championships. 

On Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, August 13 all trains running between Glasgow Central and Motherwell/ Larkhall will make additional stops at Dalmarnock. 

This will allow smooth travel for those attending events at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the Emirates Arena. 

To support travel to and from the Mountain Bike Downhill event at the Nevis Range and Resort in Fort William, there will be additional services between Glasgow Queen Street and Fort William from Thursday, August 3 until Saturday, August 5. 


The shuttle bus service between Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central will be impacted by road closures throughout the event, but pedestrian walkways will remain available. 

However, customers who require connection transport are being urged to consider changing trains in Partick, where possible, for services to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level of Glasgow Central Low Level. 

Customers travelling to or from the east, are advised to use services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts, where possible.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail's head of customer operations, said: "Despite many road closures, Scotland's Railway remains open for business throughout the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, providing a robust travel network to support the event.  

"With increased services and well-coordinated stops, we’re committed to delivering a seamless and enjoyable travel experience for all throughout the Championships. 

"Some services to and from the venues may experience higher demand while spectators travel to and from the events, so anyone travelling should plan ahead."

Hugh Gillies, Transport Scotland director, added: "With less than a week to go, excitement is building ahead of the largest cycling event ever to take place in Scotland.

"It is a timely reminder for people that cycle hubs or racks are available at most ScotRail stations, as we want this event to promote sustainable, healthy and integrated travel options and deliver a lasting legacy.

"However, with people being asked to leave the car at home, where possible, rail services will be busier than usual, so passengers should plan ahead, and be aware of higher demand across the network during the various events.

"We really need the public and spectators to play their part and check before they travel, to maximise their enjoyment and ensure Scotland is on the  map for all the right reasons."