The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit is due to take place at the end of this month and train operator Transpennine Express has announced that they will be adding extra services to help attendees to the summit.
The summit is taking place in Glasgow at the Scottish Event Campus from the 31st October to the 12th November and it is expected that travelling by rail will be one of the popular environmental choices for those attending.
Over the three weekends of the COP26 summit, Transpennine Express will be adding services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
The extra services will be calling at Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster, Preston, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly as well as Lockerbie and Motherwell
Timings for the additional services are as follows:-
• 0710 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central (0910 on Sundays)
• 1908 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
The train operator has reminded passengers that face masks are compulsory onboard trains in Scotland and must be worn unless they are exempt.
Since the introduction of the new Nova fleet of trains that use bi-mode traction, they have cut carbon emissions by 18 percent since 2019.
Commenting on the extra services, TransPennine Express Managing Director, Matthew Golton, said: “We are delighted to announce these extra services for those looking at taking the train to visit Glasgow while the COP26 summit is taking place. We fully expect our services to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh to be busy during the summit as those visiting these cities will want to travel using green options, including one of the most sustainable forms of transport, the railways. Anyone planning on using our services over these weekends is asked to plan ahead, book their journeys as soon as possible and allow extra time when travelling.”
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