NEW electric trains are set to be introduced in December along the Barrhead to Glasgow railway line as part of ScotRail's upcoming timetable change.

It comes after the rail operator revealed from Sunday, December 10, Class 380 trains will run along the line following the recent electrification of the route earlier this year.

Additionally, the timetable change will also see an hourly service operate on the Cathcart Circle throughout the day Monday to Sunday.

David Simpson, ScotRail Service Directory said: "Our December timetable change represents another step in our ongoing commitment to deliver the best service we can, and encourage more people to choose rail travel instead of using the car, particularly during our off-peak all-day fares trial.  

“From the introduction of electric trains to increased frequency on key routes and enhanced service reliability, we are dedicated to making Scotland’s Railway more accessible and efficient.  

“There is a lot of ongoing investment in our network with decarbonisation continuing, and improvements across the network.

"This new timetable is an important part of that.”

The new timetable is being introduced during the operator's off-peak all-day fares trial.

However, with it coming into place, customers are being urged to check their journey on the ScotRail website as train times may have changed.