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Storm Ali update: Do not travel

Posted: 19th September 2018

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for high winds and heavy rain. Storm Ali is having a severe impact on Scotland’s railway infrastructure, particularly in the Central Belt.

 The storm has caused major line blockages – for example a number of trees have fallen onto the line – and overheard wires have been damaged.

 Network Rail engineers are working flat out to get things back to normal, and ScotRail is doing everything it can to keep people moving. But services will be severely impacted for the rest of the day.

 Ticket acceptance is in place with some bus operators across many parts of the country, but subject capacity and road conditions. Please check with the local bus provider’s website or social media channels.

 We are working hard to get buses in place to replace trains on some routes, but this is very limited due to the weather conditions across the country.

 For those who are in Glasgow, the Glasgow Subway is still running services.

 Our advice to customers is not to travel.

 Please check @ScotRail on Twitter, download the ScotRail app, speak to station teams, use our station Help Points, or visit for the most up to date information.

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