Train station closed after emergency services called to incident

Westerton train station in Bearsden remained closed on Saturday morning following an incident on Friday night.

Westerton train station closed after emergency services called to police incident ScotRail

Westerton train station was closed for more than 13 hours after emergency services were called to an incident between Bearsden and Anniesland.

At around 11pm on Friday, ScotRail announced services would not stop at the station in East Dunbartonshire.

Trains between Helensburgh/Edinburgh via Bathgate and Milngavie/Springburn were not calling at Westerton.

Passengers were asked to get off at Drumchapel, Anniesland, or Bearsden where the train operator said it had arranged alternative transport to and from Westerton.

Shortly before 7am on Saturday, ScotRail issued an update to say trains were still unable to stop at Westerton station following the police incident.

The update read: “To save you the hassle of changing between buses and trains, we’ve also arranged for our tickets to be accepted on the number 15 bus between Milngavie and Glasgow city centre in both directions.”

At 12.28pm on Saturday, ScotRail announced disruption caused by the police dealing with the incident near the railway at Westerton had ended and services were no longer affected.

British Transport Police has been contacted for comment.

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