Scotland

Engineering works blamed for rail commuter disruption

generic scotrail train

Rail services between Glasgow's Queen Street station and Edinburgh were disrupted throughout the morning after engineering works overran.

ScotRail said the works, between Croy and Falkirk High, affected services until 11:00.

Trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High were subject to cancellation, delay or diversion.

ScotRail apologised and urged affected passengers to claim under their Delay Repay Guarantee scheme.

Alternative routes

On its website, ScotRail had earlier told commuters: "To allow us to continue to run a regular service we've had to reduce the number of trains running between Queen Street and Edinburgh.

"Until we're able to get back to a full schedule, we're going to run services between Queen Street and Edinburgh every half hour.

"They'll depart Queen Street on the hour and the half hour, and depart Edinburgh at quarter-past and quarter-to the hour."

The company said that services running from Edinburgh to Queen Street would be diverted via Falkirk Grahamston and that a shuttle bus would operate between Grahamston and Falkirk High.

ScotRail urged passengers travelling directly between Queen Street and Edinburgh to consider alternative routes through Glasgow Central or Edinburgh to Queen Street Low Level via Bathgate.

However, the company said services had returned to normal by 11:00.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites