SEVERAL ScotRail services will remain either cancelled or revised until later this afternoon.

The Evening Times previously reported how the rail provider had said disruption would initially last until noon.

The move comes after high winds and heavy rain had a severe impact on Scotland’s railway infrastructure yesterday, particularly in the Central Belt.

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Storm Ali caused major line blockages, due to a number of trees falling onto the lines, and damage to overhead wires.

Network Rail engineers have been working throughout the night to fix all faults and clear the lines. However, not all issues have been resolved, and trains and train crew are out of place as a direct result of Wednesday’s storm.

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ScotRail has now wanted that some train services may be either cancelled or revised until approximately 3pm, with the following changes in place:

  • Services between Dumbarton Central and Cumbernauld via Springburn have been suspended
  • Services between Falkirk Grahamston and Glasgow Queen Street will run non stop between Camelon and Glasgow Queen Street
  • Services between Ayr and Glasgow Central will be starting from / terminating at Kilwinning
  • Services between Glasgow Central and Largs / Ardrossan Harbour have been suspended

Alternative travel advice issued recommends passengers use rail replacement buses which are currently running to / from Ayr, Largs and Paisley Gilmour Street.

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Customers may also use Stagecoach West buses between Ayr and Glasgow, and between Ayr and Largs via Kilwinning.

Passengers can also McGill’s buses between Johnstone and Glasgow, and between Largs and Glasgow.

Rail replacement buses are running between Glasgow Queen Street and Cumbernauld. These buses will call at all intermediate stations between Glasgow Queen Street and Cumbernauld via Springburn.

For specific route and individual train alterations, passengers should use ScotRail’s Journey Check page, speak to station staff or use the station help point.

Customers with unused tickets for Wednesday, September 19 will be able to use their ticket for travel today (September 20).