SCOTRAIL has said it has no plans to keep in place its 24-hour service between Glasgow and Edinburgh, introduced after the death of the Queen.

The state-owned rail firm confirmed the service, which saw services between Scotland’s two largest cities run through the night for a brief period, ended on Tuesday.

It was introduced on Monday, September 12, to allow people to travel to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High station to allow mourners to glance at the Queen’s coffin as it lay in state at St Giles’ Cathedral.

During the brief window, travellers could get the express service between the two cities every hour overnight.

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The express service, which travels between Queen Street and Waverley, by way of Falkirk, usually makes its last journey from the capital at 11.45pm.

No extra service was put on for the return of the Edinburgh International Festival or the Fringe this year.

The Foreign Office had asked ScotRail to examine whether 24-hour trains could be put on for COP26, held in Glasgow last year, but this never came to pass, The Scotsman reported at the time.

A pandemic-era ban on carrying open alcohol and boozing on trains remains in force on ScotRail services but is infrequently enforced.

A spokesperson for ScotRail said: “These services were put on for a very specific event to allow people to travel to and from Edinburgh to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen as she lay at rest in St Giles’ Cathedral.”