Train hits tree and ScotRail suspends services amid extreme weather

The cancellations come as the Met Office issued a rare red alert as Storm Babet arrives.

ScotRail suspends services between multiple routes amid Met Office red alert and extreme weather conditions Getty Images

ScotRail has suspended multiple services across Scotland as Storm Babet batters the country.

Customers have been urged not to travel after the Met Office issued a red weather warning which is in place until midday on Friday.

Severe flooding and “danger to life” conditions are expected with multiple warnings in place across the country.

Services have already been affected due to the weather conditions with ScotRail’s 5.17am service from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street hitting a tree in the Taynuilt area.

Network Rail is on route to the scene.

Amid the dangerous weather forecast the train operator has suspended services on multiple routes across the country.

The cancellations are in place until early Saturday, however, this is dependent on weather conditions and any repair work to railway infrastructure that may be required.

ScotRail has suspended services between:

  • Aberdeen & Elgin
  • Edinburgh & Aberdeen via Fife
  • Perth & Aberdeen via Dundee
  • Dunblane & Perth
  • Perth & Aviemore
  • Tain & Wick / Thurso
  • All Fife Circle services

Other routes across the network will be impacted by precautionary speed restrictions, meaning services may be subject to delay or cancellation.

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