Getting To the Blockade

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By bus
If you plan to get to Faslane on our coaches you must book your ticket via the Scrap Trident Website here.  Buses will be going to Faslane from Kinning Park and George Square at 5:30am and Botanic Gardens at 5:40am and from other locations in Glasgow and from Edinburgh and other cities.

By road
Take the M8 through Glasgow city centre and leave at Junction 17 (towards Dumbarton). At traffic lights, turn right onto the Great Western Road (A82), follow this road out of Glasgow. Approaching Dumbarton take left turn signposted for Helensburgh (A814). Continue through Dumbarton on to Helensburgh. Stay on the A814 through Helensburgh, Rhu and on to Faslane, 5 miles North of Helensburgh. If you are bringing a coach straight to Faslane, please get in touch for details of where we are meeting up to travel in convoy to the base and drop-off and parking arrangements.

If you plan to come by car, please note that there are parking restrictions around the base. There is limited parking near the North Gate, at the Peace Camp, which is close to the South Gate and more room on the Slip Road parallel to the A814 before the Peace Camp (turn right at the sign for Linnburn. Please don’t block driveways) There is some parking in Garelochhead (one mile walk back to the North Gate) or you could park in the Pier car park in Helensburgh and take public transport or one of our coaches out to the blockade. Spaces will be reserved at the Cemetery Car Park near the North Gate for people with access needs coming by car but, please contact us in advance to let us know of your needs so we can plan to make adequate arrangements. You must plan to get  to the cemetery car park before 7am otherwise you will be caught in the tailback! Once the blockade has started (at 7am) it might be difficult to take public transport out to Faslane.

By Public Transport
Trains leave from Glasgow Queen St Low-level starting at 6.01 and thereafter at 41 and 11 minutes past the hour, arriving Helensburgh Central at 6.57, then at 24 and 54 minutes past the hour. The number 316 bus leaves from opposite Helensburgh railway station at 7.10, 8.05 and 9.05, arriving at Faslane about 14 minutes later. Local activists may offer lifts out to Faslane if you are waiting at the bus stop.  Alternatively, the West Highland Line train leaves Glasgow Queen Street at 5.48 (NOTE: this is the sleeper), then 8.21 and 9.03 and arrives in Garelochhead at 6.44, 9.16 and 10.03 respectively. The walk from Garelochhead station to the North Gate takes roughly 25mins. From the station, walk down the hill toward the A814, then turn left and follow the road south toward the fuel depot gate and the North Gate.


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