ScotRail’s Sunday train services for day trippers to Oban will return this summer following their success over the last two years.
And the price of the return trip between Edinburgh and Oban is frozen at last year’s rate - £36 for adults.
The services, first launched in 2010, will run on ten Sundays from 24 June to 26 August inclusive, and are timed to give passengers five hours in the West Highland town.
Sean Duffy, ScotRail’s commercial director, said: “The services have proved popular over the last two years and we are delighted to have them running again this summer.”
He added: “We’ve also frozen the adult fare - while our customers can also take advantage of our ‘Kids Go Free’ offer and enjoy a great family day trip.”
Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Passengers and tourists will be delighted to benefit from ScotRail’s additional Edinburgh-Oban service.
“This service makes it easier for people to enjoy Scotland’s wonderful sights and scenery during the summer, whether they are visitors from overseas or staycationers exploring more of our country.
“I am extremely pleased at ScotRail’s decision to continue this summer service which supports tourism, the local economy and encourages people to take their holidays by train.”
David Adams McGilp, Regional Director for VisitScotland said: “It’s fantastic news that ScotRail has decided to reintroduce the link between Edinburgh and Oban throughout the summer months.
“It will encourage more visitors to travel around Scotland, whether they be from here, elsewhere in the UK or further afield. Ease of access is key to pushing the economy forward, and with more people opting for ‘staycations’, access to the Oban and the islands gives more visitors the opportunity to enjoy one of Scotland’s hidden gems.”
Tickets can be purchased 12 weeks in advance.
In an additional step to enhance services for tourists, ScotRail has revamped its website to make it quicker and easier to access Freedom of Scotland Travelpass and Highland Rover tickets – covering travel on trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services, all in one price.
The ‘at-a-glance’ information includes travel maps, suggested itineraries and tips about top attractions to help customers make the most of their visits.