Rail passengers in Glasgow faced delays and cancellations on Friday morning after a signalling fault meant some services could not run.
Shortly after 7am on Friday, March 3, Network Rail confirmed that it was dealing with a signalling fault near Glasgow Central train station which resulted in Barrhead, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock, Newton, and Neilston services being suspended.
Alternative train routes for some passengers were available on the Glasgow Central to Ayr (via Paisley) line, and Glasgow Central to Carlisle (via Lockerbie) – with Avanti West Coast and Transpennine Express.
Ticket acceptance was also in place with Stagecoach West on the X76 Glasgow Central – Kilmarnock route, and McGills: 03: Glasgow – Barrhead, 51: Barrhead – Paisley, 54: Neilston – Paisley Gilmour Street and 337: Dunlop – Kilmarnock.
At 8.55am, Network Rail provided an update to customers stating that the fault had been fixed.
A tweet read: “The power fault disrupting services between @NetworkRailGLC and Newton, Neilston, Barrhead, East Kilbride and Kilmarnock earlier has been fixed.
“Unfortunately, the fault occurred before trains left depots this morning, so it’ll take time for @ScotRail to get trains and crews into position to restart the timetable. Our integrated control team are working hard to do this in a controlled manner to prevent any further disruption. We’re sorry if your journey’s been affected this morning.”
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