Torrential rain causes travel chaos disrupting bus and train services

Roads and trainlines have been flooded diverting and cancelling services.

Torrential rain causes travel chaos disrupting bus and train services in Glasgow and across country STV News

Latest updates:

  • Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness are disrupted due to flooding on tracks
  • Bus services in Glasgow have been diverted and delayed as multiple routes are made impassable by flooding
  • Road closures are in effect in several places including Great Western Road in Glasgow
  • The Clyde Tunnel cycle and pedestrian routes are shut due to flooding

Torrential rain has disrupted travel with roads and train routes closed and public transport services cancelled.

Due to heavy rain flooding the rail services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness are being terminated at Perth with no stations between there and Inverness being served.

Network Rail said: “We are currently on site at Dalwhinnie, responding to heavy rain which has flooded the railway overnight.

“We are monitoring water levels in the area, once this drops to a safe level, we will carry out necessary inspections before determining if the line can reopen.”

A train developed a fault near Whitecraigs station in Giffnock on Friday morning leading to services being cancelled and delayed.

ScotRail said: “Staff on board are currently trying to fix the issue as quickly as possible, services will be subject to delay or cancellation at this time.”

First Bus said multiple services have been disrupted due to flooded roads.

Due to flooding the 90, 43, 41, 60/60A, 9A, and 4/4A services are all being diverted from their normal routes.

The Clyde Tunnel pedestrian and cycle tunnels northbound and southbound are currently closed due to flooding.

Glasgow City Council said the routes are expected to reopen mid-morning on Friday.

Bilsland Drive between Maryhill Road junction and Murano Street is closed due to “excessive rain overnight”. The council said it would remain shut until “silt and debris can be cleared”.