TRAIN users in Alloa will see some changes to their journeys next week as ScotRail introduces a brand new timetable.

Although there won't be significant changes to and from Alloa, trains will now begin later in the morning and finish earlier in the evening.

The first train to arrive in Alloa will now be at 7.34am and the last train to arrive in Alloa will get in at 12.06am, changing from 7.07am and 12.14am, both direct from Glasgow.

There are also slights changes to the times leaving Alloa, with the first train set to leave the area at 6.17am, just four minutes later than it currently is.

Those wishing to get to Stirling from Alloa before 9am can hope the 8.44am service, arriving at 8.53am. However, those needing more time will have to get the 7.53am train, which gets in at 8.02am.

The last train out of Alloa has been pushed back to 11.48pm to Stirling from the current time of 11.18pm, although to go further than Stirling, the final departure time is 10.44pm, a minute earlier than it is at the moment.

ScotRail have also promised that all services to and from Alloa will now be operated by brand new class 385 electric trains, with faster journeys and up to 4,000 extra weekday seats.

Commuters have also been assured that a journey from Alloa to Glasgow, and vice versa, should now take just 45 minutes.

ScotRail Alliance managing director Alex Hynes said: "The timetable changes we are making will see even more improvements on Scotland's Railway, with the unprecedented investment in new trains and infrastructure delivering faster journeys, more seats and more services for our customers.

"We are now providing 115,000 extra seats every day since the start of the franchise, and everyone across the ScotRail Alliance is working hard to deliver the service that our customers expect and deserve."

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, said: "This Scottish Government wants rail to continue to grow, making it an attractive alternative to the car.

"Our ongoing investment is expected to deliver real benefits, not only through improved infrastructure but also as more new and upgraded trains enter service.

"We also want passengers to benefit from the additional capacity and look to the ScotRail Alliance to ensure as smooth a timetable change as possible."