Torrential rain causing travel issues across Scotland

ScotRail advises passengers to delay travel until further notice with severe disruption reported across the network.

Torrential rain causing travel issues across Scotland Network Rail Scotland

Heavy rainfall across Scotland is causing problems on the country’s road and railways.

ScotRail says it is experiencing severe disruption across its network and has advised passengers to delay travel until further notice.

Dozens of services have been cancelled due to flooding including dozens of services between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Network Rail Scotland said the West Highland Line between Helensburgh Upper and Garelochhead is likely to be closed for the rest of the day due to a landslip.

The line has also been closed at Lenzie in East Dunbartonshire, affecting services between Glasgow Queen Street and Croy/Cumbernauld.

Meanwhile, major delays were also reported on the roads with huge delays on the A82 at the Dunglass roundabout in Milton, West Dunbartonshire.

Traffic Scotland said there were hour-long delays both northbound and southbound due to flooding.

It also said surface water was affecting all routes in Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Perth and Kinross.

Police Scotland advised motorists to avoid the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful, which is closed due to a landslide.

The route became covered in debris following heavy rainfall across Argyll and Bute on Tuesday.

Debris has also blocked the local Old Military Road, which has previously been mobilised to use as an alternative route.

Roadside assessments appear to show there is still movement on the hillside and it is unsafe to begin clear-up operations or carry out further investigations.

Both routes will remain closed overnight on Tuesday and safety assessments will take place at first light on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Stirling Road and Airdrie Road in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, are both closed and police are putting diversions in place.

And two roads in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, have been shut.

Birdston Road (between Kirkintilloch and Milton of Campsie) and Campsie Road (between Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown) are closed until further notice.

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