ScotRail warns of "significant disruption" in Highlands, Moray and across Scotland due to heavy rain
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ScotRail has advised customers of "significant disruption" to services today with an amber weather warning by the Met Office in place for heavy rain.
With up to 180mm of rainfall forecast in many areas today (Saturday, Oct 7), Scotrail suspended a number of services and speed restrictions are in place on those services still running.
The following services have been cancelled:
West Highland line from Oban, Mallaig and Fort William.
Helensburgh Central/Balloch to Dalmuir. Services between Dalmuir and Glasgow will operate.
Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness.
No rail replacement travel is available so customers have been advised not to travel.
A spokesperson added: "Customers are advised that they should travel only when necessary, to expect delays, and to check their journey before travelling by keeping an eye on our website, app, or social media feeds for live updates.
"Customers whose journey has been cancelled or disrupted due to adverse weather this weekend can travel one day before or two days after the date on their ticket. Customers can also apply for a fee-free refund on any unused tickets."
David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, added: “The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for heavy rain for parts of Scotland, which could see over a month’s worth expected to fall on areas of the Highlands and central Scotland, as well as Glasgow, Perth, and Stirling.
“We know the impact that the withdrawal of some train services will have on customers but it’s a necessary step to ensure the safety of our staff and customers due to the severe rainfall.
“As a precautionary measure in order to keep our customers and staff safe, speed restrictions will also be in place across most routes in Scotland, which will result in extended journey times.
“Customers are advised that they should travel only when necessary, and for those that do, they should check their journey before travelling, and keep an eye on our website, app or social media feeds for live updates.”