As many other people have said, luck has played a part in it. However, luck always runs out one day.
There have been loads of incidents where even seconds have mattered. Chalfont and Latimer springs to mind, had that Chesham Met train been crossing onto the branch, it could’ve turned out...
Most of the core routes in the Central Belt are pretty much gone. The roads aren't bearing up well either. I believe there are no trains to Helensburgh at all, with the e2g via Falkirk and Cumbernauld being closed to trains too.
I'd imagine they are getting very close to their regular level. Even though they are every 15 minutes, Staff may refuse for you to board a service via Falkirk High during peak times if they know it's going to get busy.
You should try a less busier route, for example via Shotts or via Airdrie...
I don't think the people of Helensburgh will be too happy that you intend to add more stops to their services. If anything was to pick up Bowling and Kilpatrick it would be the Balloch service, as Helensburgh has always typically been faster north of Partick.
Currently on the 12:43 Saltcoats to Glasgow Central train.
What do ScotRail run? A three carriage Class 380. This service does get busy at places like Johnstone. Even though it’s nearly time to return to normal service, they should really refrain from running 3 car units in single formation
Scotrail have been limiting passengers on services to Ayr and Largs due to the large amount of people travelling. Can only imagine how busy the last train from Largs will be as that is only a 4 car 380.
Yes, Ayr really has not much going for it now. Particularly the High Street with the let down known as Ayr Central Shopping Centre. The Kyle Centre is in need of serious redevelopment as it has potential as a much bigger space than Ayr Central, it could fit so much yet the council are just...