Rail passengers urged to plan ahead as heavy rain arrives in Scotland on Tuesday: NR Logo

Monday 8 Apr 2024

Rail passengers urged to plan ahead as heavy rain arrives in Scotland on Tuesday

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Passengers are being advised to plan extra time for their journeys as heavy rain moves in across Scotland.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy and persistent rain, with up to 60mm expected to fall between late this evening (Monday 8 April) and 18:00 tomorrow (Tuesday 9 April).

  • The West Coast Main Line (between Glasgow and Carlisle)
  • The East Coast Main Line (Edinburgh – Berwick)
  • Glasgow and South Western Line (Glasgow – Kilmarnock – Dumfries – Carlisle)

Speed restrictions will be in place in some sections of the Glasgow South Western Line between 09:00 – 15:00, with some sections on the West Coast Main Line and East Coast Main Line having restrictions between 11:00 and 18:00.

Liam Sumpter, route director, Network Rail Scotland, said: “Speed restrictions are being introduced as the rain moves in because we know that slowing trains down reduces the chances of striking obstructions on the line.

“Our engineering teams will respond to any issues on the railway while our control room will monitor the weather throughout the day.

“We understand that adding time to journeys is never ideal, however, we’ll remove the speed restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.”

For more information on any changes to services, check www.nationalrail.co.uk or with individual train operators.

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Eddie Harbinson
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