Major delays on Scotland's busiest transport routes in aftermath of flooding

One rail company has advised its customers not to travel on one of its routes.

There are significant delays for some motorists and rail passengers across Scotland today while officials deal with the aftermath of heavy rain, flooding, and landslides earlier this week.

Rail routes have been particularly badly impacted, while Network Rail tests the safety of several lines and repairs damage caused by recent thunderstorms.

Here are the major routes that face delays and diversions.

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ScotRail disruption

ScotRail told customers this morning: “Our network is severely disrupted due to severe weather events and the major incident at Stonehaven.

“Please follow our advice and avoid travel on affected routes over the coming days.”

Damage to overhead power lines on the track between Edinburgh and Glasgow is expected to cause disruption for several weeks, the company said.

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There are significant delays for some motorists and rail passengers across Scotland today while officials deal with the aftermath of heavy rain, flooding, and landslides earlier this week.

It means passengers travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh will have to use the Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street low level service.

Services between the cities are available via Shotts too, and coaches will also run between Falkirk Grahamston and Edinburgh.

ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Dunblane are also suspended due to flood damage.

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Severe flooding at Perth Station means Edinburgh and Glasgow trains to Inverness are currently disrupted.

Scotrail trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen will terminate at Dundee, where rail replacement coaches will take passengers between Dundee and Aberdeen.

You can check the latest updates on ScotRail services here.

LNER

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Meanwhile, LNER rail services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and Edinburgh and Inverness will not run today.

The company said its trains between Aberdeen and London King’s Cross would start and terminate at Edinburgh Waverley.

Coaches will take passengers to stations between Edinburgh and Aberdeen and Edinburgh and Inverness.

LNER said: “Our advice to customers is 'Do Not Travel' on this route.”

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“If you choose not to travel by train, you will be entitled to a full refund.”

Find up-to-date information on LNER services here.

Road closures

There are various road closures across Scotland in the wake of the recent flooding, including the A68 between Soutra Hill and Fala in Midlothian due to a landslide.

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The A823 between Glendevon and Yetts of Muckhart in Clackmannanshire is also closed due to dangerous conditions.

The A83 Rest and Be Thankful near Loch Restil has been shut to traffic for three weeks after a landslide on the road.

You can see the latest incidents here.

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