Rail journeys face disruption after yellow weather warning issued

Speed restrictions and flooding on some lines caused delays for passengers.

Rail journeys between Edinburgh and Glasgow face disruption after yellow weather warning issued by Met Office iStock

People travelling on a major rail route in Scotland faced disruption on Tuesday evening due to severe weather.

Passengers travelling on ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow faced delays as a speed restriction was in place.

Dozens of trains were affected after 4pm after severe weather at Bishopbriggs caused the rail provider to bring in a temporary speed restriction.

It meant that trains were reduced to a half hourly service.

The delays came after a yellow weather warning was issued by the Met Office for large swathes of the country.

Forecasters predicted up to 60mm of rain could fall within a matter of hours in affected areas while flood alerts were also in place.

Thunderstorms are expected to rumble over the country until at least 11pm on Tuesday along with heavy rain, with low pressure set to dominate weather systems for the remainder of the week which could lead to further volatile conditions heading into the weekend.

The Met Office warned that travel would likely be disrupted due to the weather.

ScotRail urged passengers to check their journey before travelling.

A ScotRail spokesperson said:”Due to severe weather at Bishopbriggs, there is a temporary speed restriction in place, and that is causing some delays to services between Edinburgh and Glasgow. However, that is expected to be cleared later tonight.

“Customers should check their journey before they travel in the morning. They can do this via the app, our website, and indeed on our social media channels from 7am tomorrow.”

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