Glasgow & West Scotland

West Highland railway line reopens after flooding

Map of affected route Image copyright National Rail
Image caption The route was closed between Crianlarich and Bridge of Orchy

The West Highland railway line was closed between Bridge Of Orchy and Crianlarich because of flooding.

The closure affected trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig. Services to and from Oban were unaffected.

Network Rail said overnight heavy rain had flooded the track and that engineers needed to complete a safety inspection of a bridge in daylight before the line could reopen.

Replacement buses were put in place.

Passengers were warned that the disruption was likely to continue until Friday afternoon. Network Rail tweeted at 13:44 to say the route had reopened.

Passengers are being advised to keep their tickets if they experience a delay and want to make a claim for compensation.