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The Edinburgh-Glasgow, via Falkirk High, railway line will reopen for passengers on Monday (September 21).
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Polmont: Engineers have been working around-the-clock to repair the line which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks on Wednesday, August 12. The force of thousands of gallons of water flowing from the breached canal bank washed away sections of track and undermined the railway’s embankments along a 300m stretch of the line.
Network Rail /09/2020


Polmont: Over the last six weeks, engineers have had to completely rebuild the foundations of the line, replacing over 15,000 tonnes of soil and stone beneath the track. A kilometre of new double-track railway has also been laid consisting of more than 4,500 metres of new rails and 4,424 concrete sleepers along with 10,000 tonnes of new ballast requiring 27 engineering trains. Over 3,000 metres of signalling cables have been re-laid and two new twin track overhead power gantries installed.
Network Rail /09/2020

The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway is to reopen fully on Monday the 21st of September following repairs after considerable flood damage was caused by a breach of the Union Canal.
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Work continues to be carried out to repair railway line damaged in last month's thunderstorms when Union Canal breached its banks.
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Last months flooding is still causing headaches for rail passengers as services to Edinburgh continue to be disrupted.
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Scotrail are currently operating an emergency timetable between the two cities following extreme rain and flooding.
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Polmont: Flood damage to the line near Polmont
Network Rail /08/2020


Polmont: The extent of the flood damage to the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line near Polmont.
Network Rail /08/2020

Heavy rain across Glasgow has caused chaos across the city's transport network today.

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The railway line through Burntisland has reopened this afternoon after flooding caused a closure earlier today.
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The Glasgow to Edinburgh line flooded when a section of the Union Canal breached during heavy rain.
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Polmont: The extent of the flood damage to the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line near Polmont.
Network Rail /08/2020

Network Rail will be working around-the-clock to repair flood damage on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line near Polmont.
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One rail company has advised its customers not to travel on one of its routes.
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Passengers using the Heart of Wales line are encouraged to check before they travel as the railway between Shrewsbury and Llandrindod Wells has been closed owing to extensive damage caused by extreme rainfall in mid-Wales on 12 and 13 August.
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Three people, including the driver, have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire.

A major incident was declared and about 30 emergency service vehicles were called to the scene near Stonehaven.

It is thought the train hit a landslide after heavy rain and thunderstorms which caused flooding and travel disruption across Scotland.
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Some schools will not reopen after overnight thunderstorms caused flooding and problems for the road and rail network.
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Haymarket: Poster showing service disruption today seen at Haymarket (12th August).
John Yellowlees 12/08/2020

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central have also been curtailed by floods with the line in Shotts covered by water.

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Ayrshire commuters had to find alternative ways of getting home from work after heavy weather caused flooding on the railway.

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Helensburgh commuters are having to find alternative ways to get home from work after the railway to and from the town was shut due to flooding.
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More needs to be done to tackle the impacts of climate change on the railway, which has seen risks increase over the last year, according to a new report published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today (14 July).
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The West Highland line will fully re-open for passengers tomorrow (Monday, July 13) following the successful completion of repair works between Fort William and Mallaig.
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Lochailort: The West Highland line will fully re-open for passengers tomorrow (Monday, July 13) following the successful completion of repair works between Fort William and Mallaig. The line had been closed by damaged tracks at Lochailort after extreme rainfall caused a nearby stream to overflow and wash-away a section of the railway embankment beneath the line. Engineers have worked around-the-clock to replace more than 1,600 tons of material washed away by the flash-flood on June 25 and to install new under-track drainage systems and relay over 80 metres of track.
Network Rail 11/07/2020


Lochailort: Damage at a remote location near Lochailort station.
Network Rail /06/2020

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock to repair flood damage at Lochailort on the West Highland line.
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Lochailort: Damage at a remote location near Lochailort station.
Network Rail /06/2020

A number of ferry services have been cancelled and flood alerts issued across Scotland, with heavy rain and high winds sweeping the country.
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One of Scotland's wettest months on record disrupted train punctuality across the country as severe flooding impacted on services for customers.

Everyone across Scotland's Railway worked flat out to keep people moving, with Edinburgh and Glasgow both seeing more than three times their usual February rainfall.

The figures for the most recent period of performance (2 February 29 February) show that 86.5 per cent of trains met the rail industry standard public performance measure (PPM).
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Rail passengers travelling to and from Aberdeen should expect disruption after heavy flooding.
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Passengers rescued from a flood-hit train became stuck near the scene on a second train that came to rescue them.
The 14:34 London to Nottingham service on Thursday was stopped due to a landslip near Corby, Northamptonshire.
About 500 passengers spent up to eight hours stuck on the trains before they were finally rescued.
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The line between Dundee and Aberdeen reopens, and train services resume, after work to clear a landslip and flooding ends. Network Rail engineers pumped flood waters of up to 5ft in depth from the track at Inverkeilor, near Montrose. Debris was also taken from the line at Carmont, near Stonehaven.
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Stonehaven: An Inverurie service approaches Stonehaven on 18th September 2018 past lovely semaphores.
David Panton 20/09/2018


Stonehaven: Perth based Black 5 4-6-0 no 45460 approaching Stonehaven from the north at the head of the up 'Saint Mungo' on 2 April 1956.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/04/1956


Stonehaven: 70813 passes through Stonehaven with the 6A34 China Clay service on 8th July 2020, as I try out my new 8mm 'fisheye' lens.
Duncan Ross 08/07/2020

This was a day of disrupted services. The North Berwick Line flooded, there was a track defect at Gartshore and flooding between Linlithgow and Edinburgh Haymarket (Edinburgh to Glasgow line), flooding at Inverkeithing, a landslide between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, and flooding of the Bathgate line. The East Coast Main Line was closed between Edinburgh and Berwick.




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Severe flooding of the East Coast Mainline and landslides closed the route to trains. In some places the track was completely covered by floodwaters.
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