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ScotRail warns Elgin to Aberdeen service disruption likely to continue into Sunday due to Storm Babet

By Ewan Malcolm

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DISRUPTION to the Elgin to Aberdeen service is likely to continue into Sunday as a result of Storm Babet, ScotRail has said.

Elgin railway station.
Elgin railway station.

Customers are being warned that services, currently withdrawn on some routes in the north and northeast of the country, are likely to remain closed until at least Sunday morning (22 October).

Exceptionally wet and windy conditions have severely affected much of the country since Thursday, causing the Met Office to issue a red weather warning alongside a number of amber warnings.

Another 24-hour red weather warning came into place on Friday in the northeast and elsewhere there will still be very heavy rainfall and gusts of winds exceeding 55 miles per hour until at least Saturday afternoon.

This means it’s taking longer than expected for engineers to inspect the routes for damage so it’s very likely services will not begin again until at least Sunday morning.

The routes affected are between:

  • Aberdeen and Elgin.
  • Edinburgh and Aberdeen via Fife.
  • Perth and Aberdeen via Dundee.
  • Dunblane and Perth.
  • Perth and Aviemore.
  • Tain and Wick / Thurso.
  • All Fife Circle services.

This is also affecting services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen / Inverness, and between Edinburgh Waverley and Aberdeen / Inverness.

Other routes across the network are still being impacted by precautionary speed restrictions, meaning services may be subject to delay or cancellation.

An amber warning is in place north of Inverness and this is very likely to affect services on the Far North Line.

Customers whose journey has been cancelled or disrupted due to adverse weather can travel one day before or two days after the date on their ticket.

More information can be found here.

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