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The Met Office has issued amber warnings for snow affecting central Scotland

Posted: 13th January 2015

The Met Office has issued amber warnings for snow affecting central Scotland and advises the public to “be prepared” for difficult weather conditions.

The amber warning covers Strathclyde, Tayside, Fife, south west Scotland, Lothian and the Borders from 16:00 today to 10:00 tomorrow. A yellow “be aware” warning also covers the rest of Scotland until Thursday afternoon.

We plan to run a full service on all routes tomorrow morning, but – given the likelihood of snow down to low levels – we are urging all our customers to check our website or app before travel.

In addition, due to the severe weather alerts, there will be no trains on the following routes from 12.00 tomorrow until 18.00 Thursday:

  • Helensburgh – Dumbarton Central
  • Kilwinning – Largs/Ardrossan
  • Kyle – Dingwall
  • Glasgow – Fort William/Mallaig/Oban.

Where conditions permit, we will run buses to replace trains on these routes. However, road authorities warn driving will be difficult, so please consider whether your journey is essential.  Please bear in mind that, while you may be able to travel normally in the morning, increasing wind speeds may affect your homeward journey.

Alongside transport industry partners, we are closely monitoring weather conditions, with further Met Office forecasts including rain and high winds throughout Wednesday and until Thursday afternoon.

As you will appreciate, this is the current position and is subject to change.

More information is posted at www.scotrail.co.uk and there are also alerts via social media.

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