Let train take the strain during bridge work

PLANS to help remove traffic on the A 9 Kessock Bridge during the upcoming emergency works (19 – 26 June) are underway, with ScotRail set to provide extra capacity on the early morning Lairg to Inverness route and the evening Inverness to Ardgay.
In an effort to reduce the volume of vehicles crossing the bridge, particularly during peak commuting hours and at lunch time, Scotland Transerv is requesting employers to allow staff to work from home and to be flexible with working hours. It is also encouraging motorists to use public transport alternatives or to car pool.
An extra two carriages (121 seats) will be provided Monday 20th June – Friday 24th June,2011, on the-
· 0634 Lairg to Inverness service, arriving in Inverness at 0815
· 1715 Inverness to Ardgay service, arriving in Ardgay at 18:38
Cathel Macaskill at Scotland Transerv said: “We are delighted to see this additional capacity from ScotRail to enable more commuters to make the switch to rail during these emergency works.
“We are encouraging people to think about their travel during these works and use public transport or car pool if they can. Another option is to work flexible hours outwith peak travel times, or to work from home.
“We would like to thank everyone for their assistance in this. By alleviating road traffic on the bridge we are helping to reduce the impact of these works.”
Motorists should allow extra time for their journeys and pay attention to any advisory signs in place throughout the works. For real time journey planning information visit www.trafficscotland.org
A twitter account will be set up to provide up to the minute information about the works, www.twitter.com/kessockbridge