ScotRail commuters hit by 40C rail temperature

ScotRail commuters suffered disruption tonight after trains forced to slow to 20mph on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line when rail temperature hit 40C.

High temperatures have forced trains to slow down. Picture: The Scotsman

The speed restriction was imposed by Network Rail to prevent trains damaging the track near Winchburgh in West Lothian.

Services between Edinburgh and Dunblane were also affected.

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Several trains were cancelled and others delayed by nearly 15 minutes.

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The disruption came as temperatures hit 26C in places such as Edinburgh and Stirling, and 25C in Glasgow and Perth.