SCOTRAIL have announced that services will be subject to cancellations and alterations on Wednesday and Thursday as severe weather hits Scotland.
Travellers in the Glasgow are advised that all Queen Street to Anniesland via Maryhill services in both directions will be cancelled.
All local services from Barrhead to Glasgow Central have also been cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday.
Ticket acceptance will be in place on McGills buses in the area with Nitshill, Priesthill and Darnley and Kennishead stations not being serviced.
Barrhead station will still be available for travellers to use on services running between Glasgow and Kilmarnock and other Ayrshire destinations.
A number of other services in the east of the country are also affected, including services to Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Fife.
The full list from ScotRail is at the bottom of this article.
Mark Ilderton, the ScotRail Alliance’s head of integrated control, said: “The vast majority of our services will run, but following the latest advice from the Met Office we have had to cancel or amend some services on Wednesday and Thursday. Journeys will also take a bit longer as speed restrictions will be in place.”
The withdrawal of services has been initiated in a bid to minimise the risk of points failures and position staff at critical locations, ScotRail said.
On the rail operator’s website it states: “For Wednesday (28 February) and Thursday (1 March), we will position our points in one fixed direction. That makes it less likely that problems will occur, but it does mean a small number of services have to be cancelled.”
Temperatures are set to plummet in the coming days with more than one foot of snow expected in some areas.
Amber weather warnings are in place, but these may end up being upgraded to Red warnings.
It would be the highest ever level the warnings have reached since they were introduced.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf urged commuters not to travel at all in the affected areas, warning of ‘treacherous and frankly dangerous’ conditions.
ScotRail cancelled services
To/from Edinburgh Waverley:
- Services that start/terminate at Cowdenbeath. All other services via Cowdenbeath will run as normal.
- Departures at eight minutes past the hour from Edinburgh Waverley to Glenrothes via Aberdour
- Departures at 20 minutes past the hour from Glenrothes to Edinburgh Waverley via Aberdour
- 3.52pm Aberdeen to Inverurie
- 4.36pm Aberdeen to Stonehaven
- 5.47pm Aberdeen to Stonehaven (this is the 3.29pm from Inverness)
- 6.03am Carnoustie – Dundee
- 5.46pm Dundee to Arbroath (this is the 1611 from Glasgow Queen Street)
- 6.20pm Arbroath to Dundee (this train will run between Dundee and Edinburgh)
- 6.55pm Dundee to Carnoustie (this is the 1711 from Glasgow Queen Street)
- 6.17pm Perth to Inverness. This service will continue to Inverness as part of the 7pm departure
To/from Glasgow Queen Street:
- All Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland via Maryhill services in both directions.Services via Partick are unaffected.
- 6.35am Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie
- 7.34am Lenzie to Glasgow Queen Street
- 7.13am Kirkcaldy to Glasgow Queen Street
- 5.33pm Glasgow Queen Street – Markinch.
After 8.30pm only:
- Departures at 18 and 48 minutes past the hour from Glasgow Queen Street to Croy
- Departures at 17 and 47 minutes past the hour from Croy to Glasgow Queen Street
To/From Glasgow Central:
- All Glasgow Central to Barrhead in both directions
The full list of Wednesday’s service alterations can be found here.