South Scotland

Apology over Borders Railway disruption

Train Image copyright Dougie Johnston

ScotRail has apologised to customers after significant disruption on the Borders Railway twice in the space of three days.

Strong winds caused a tree to fall and block the line at about 06:00 on Monday prompting delays until 12:30.

Signalling faults between Gorebridge and Stow disrupted trains on Wednesday from 09:00.

Normal services returned to the line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank by about 15:00.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said it had "tried to keep customers moving" during the signal faults by running trains between Edinburgh and Newcraighall and using replacement buses to operate between Newcraighall and Tweedbank.

Meanwhile, she said engineers had worked "as fast as possible" to clear the line on Monday.

"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by this disruption," she added.

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