THERE will be no trains between East Ayrshire and Glasgow for more than a month this summer, ScotRail has announced.

From Saturday, June 24 until Thursday, August 3, no trains will operate on the route between Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central due to engineering work.

For most of that time, trains will run as normal between Kilmarnock and the local stations at Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kirkconnel and Sanquhar - but for a full week at the start of the works there will be no trains at those stations either.

From Sunday, June 25 until Sunday, July 2 inclusive, buses will replace trains at all stations between Glasgow Central and Dumfries.

On June 24, and from July 3 to August 3, local travellers will have to change at Kilmarnock and catch a replacement bus service to and from Glasgow.

The replacement Glasgow-Kilmarnock buses will run twice an hour Monday to Saturday, but on Sundays the bus service will be once an hour.

The disruption is due to major engineering work to electrify the railway line between Glasgow Central and Barrhead.

Trains on the line between Kilmarnock, Troon, Ayr, Girvan and Stranraer will run as normal throughout the disruption period.

A ScptRail spokesperson said: "Engineering work is taking place at East Kilbride/Barrhead, closing all lines all day, every day.

"Trains between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock will not run. Stations between Pollokshaws West and Kilmarnock will not be served by any train services.

"Crossmyloof and Pollokshaws West will be served by train services between Glasgow Central and East Kilbride.

"Kilmarnock will be served by services to/from Ayr/Dumfries/Carlisle."