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Storm Henry blows in

More rail disruption as high winds to hit Scotland

ScotRail train WaverleyCommuters are being urged to check their travel plans with extremely high winds expected to cause more disruption to rail services on Monday.

Officials at the Met Office have advised that Storm Henry will result in worsening conditions throughout the day, peaking with gusts in excess of 80mph on Monday evening.

As a result, some ScotRail services will only operate until early afternoon, before being suspended until the end of service. This means that those people who use these services in the morning will have to make alternative arrangements were they planning on using later return services.

The routes impacted are:

          Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh: Service suspended from 1400 until close of service

          West Highland Line: Services suspended from 1400 until the close of service

          Glasgow to Kilwinning, Ardrossan Harbour and Largs: Services suspended from 1400 until the close of service

          Helensburgh Central, Dumbarton Central to Edinburgh: Services suspended from 1500 until close of service

Jacqueline Taggart, ScotRail Alliance Customer Experience Director said: “Once again we find ourselves preparing for extreme weather conditions hitting the country. Last week Storm Gertrude brought incredibly high winds and treacherous conditions to Scotland – and it looks as though Storm Henry is going to do the same.

“We have been working closely with the Met Office and they have advised us that conditions will worsen as the day progresses. This means that any impact on our services will be felt later in the day.

“I would really urge people to look at their travel plans for the whole day. We will be running services in the morning that, due to Storm Henry, we will be unable to run in the afternoon. So, please do make arrangements for both your outward and return journeys.

“Our absolute priority during these extreme conditions is safety. We will do everything we can to keep people moving, but we have to make sure that the trains we can run do so safely.”



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