Rail concessions using your bus pass

West Lothian Council offers discounted fares to NEC cardholders travelling from West Lothian Stations on ScotRail train services.

Flat Fare Travel on ScotRail Train Services

The West Lothian NEC offers discounted flat fare travel of £2 single and £4 return on off-peak train services operated by ScotRail between any two West Lothian stations as follows:

AddiewellBreichLivingston North
ArmadaleFauldhouseLivingston South
BlackridgeLinlithgowWest Calder

The £2 single and £4 return on off-peak fare is also available to West Lothian NEC holders between any station in West Lothian listed above and the following stations:

CaldercruixEdinburgh HaymarketNewcraighall
CamelonEdinburgh ParkPolmont
CarfinEdinburgh WaverleyShotts
ClelandFalkirk GrahamstonSlateford
Coatbridge SunnysideFalkirk HighSouth Gyle
CoatdykeHartwoodWester Hailes
CroyEdinburgh Gateway 

Half Fare Travel on ScotRail Train Services

The NEC offers half adult fare train travel from any station in West Lothian and the following stations:

BlairhillGarrowhillNorth Berwick
CambuslangGlasgow CentralPrestonpans
CarntyreGlasgow Queen StreetUddingston
Dunbar (all operators' trains)LongniddryCharing Cross


The discounted fares are not available before 0915 hours on weekdays or on weekday evening peak services which depart from Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket or Glasgow Queen Street or Central between about 1640 and 1810. For details contact ScotRail. There are no weekend restrictions. Travel must be by a direct route from or to a West Lothian station or by changing trains only at Edinburgh Haymarket or Waverley where there is no direct service.


Passengers travelling by trains from staffed stations must purchase their tickets before boarding. Return tickets must be purchased on the train from West Lothian or from Linlithgow station booking office.


If your card has the companion symbol this indicates that you are entitled to have companion travel free with you on bus journeys. However, on other modes of public transport such as rail travel, the companion may have to pay full fare, or a proportion of the fare to accompany you.

Visually Impaired

Visually impaired cardholders are entitled to the National Blind Scheme Concessions and can travel free on all modes of public transport, including rail travel.

Help for Disabled Travellers

The National Rail Enquiry website gives passengers with disabilities advice on how to make your journey go smoothly. 

Describe Online includes text descriptions of key Scottish stations including all those en route to London and served by Virgin.

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