Trains have been cancelled in North Ayrshire after high winds and sea spray caused overhead electric wires to trip.
Services from Glasgow heading towards Largs will be terminated and started back from Kilwinning, as eyewitnesses report “loud bangs and flashes of lights”.
Video and images uploaded to social media showed sparks flying as the waves and sea spray hit overhead power lines.
A Scotrail statement said: “Due to severe weather between Kilwinning and Saltcoats, train services from Glasgow heading towards Largs will be terminated and started back from Kilwinning.
“This is due to high winds and sea spray causing the overhead wires to trip.”
Replacement Stagecoach buses will run instead of cancelled trains.
Scotrail said: “We have Ticket Acceptance arranged with Stagecoach West buses between Largs and Kilwinning / Irvine.
“Just show your valid ticket or Smart card to the driver when boarding the bus.”