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Trains will stop running after 7pm in Scotland as Storm Jocelyn sweeps in

by LLB staff reporter
23rd Jan 24 2:02 pm

After 7pm on Tuesday no ScotRail trains will run as Storm Jocelyn is to hit the UK with heavy wind and rain.

On Wednesday morning rush house services have been cancelled as Scotland are expecting bad weather over the next day.

Most of the UK has been issued with a yellow weather warning for wind and there is an amber warning for the west coast of Scotland between 6pm on Tuesday until 8am on Wednesday.

Storm Isha has “significantly impacted” impacted ScotRail infrastructure and the rail company warned that Storm Jocelyn will unfortunately create further challenges.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail’s customer operations director, said, “This is the second withdrawal of train services this week, and we know the impact this has on customers, but the safety of staff and passengers will always be our priority.

“Our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland will again be working flat out to carry out safety checks, and assess what repairs are required to reopen the railway.

“However, customers will be unable to travel early on Wednesday morning, as trains will not be able to operate until the infrastructure has been made safe.

“We will update our website, mobile app, and social media feeds when we have more information, and customers should check for the latest updates before they attempt to travel.”

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said, “Outbreaks of heavy rain on Tuesday could bring rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20mm quite widely with 40 to 50mm over higher ground in south-west Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and parts of north-west England.

“Wind gusts are expected to reach 55 to 65mph across north-western Scotland while there is potential for winds to reach 75 to 80mph in a few places, in particular exposed parts of the Western Isles and coastal north-west Scotland early on Wednesday morning.”

Martin Thomson, national operations manager for resilience at Transport Scotland, said: “Across the wider network, we can expect to see more delays and cancellations with ferries, flights and rail from Tuesday into Wednesday morning.”

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