Train passengers are being warned to expect disruption to services this weekend as work continues on the railways.

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley on Saturdays and Sundays and additionally between Glasgow and Port Glasgow on Sundays throughout the month.

Work being delivered includes renewal of track at Ibrox and Hillington, demolition and start of reconstruction on a footbridge at Arkleston, in Paisley, and installation of rock netting to protect the railway from falling debris at Bishopton.

Passengers are being asked to leave extra time for travel and to plan journeys in advance.

Lindsay Saddler, Network Rail’s infrastructure director said: “There is never a good time to close the railway, however, the lower volume of services and number of people travelling on weekends means that this is the least disruptive time to deliver the work required.

“The projects have been planned so that the track access we are taking next month maximises the amount of work that we can get done and minimises disruption for passengers.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience these works may cause and would advise people travelling from Ayrshire and Inverclyde to plan their journeys in advance on each weekends in January.”