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ScotRail network returning to normal service following heavy rainfall

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ScotRail services between the Central Belt and Aberdeen and Inverness will return to normal from today (Monday 30 October) following a weekend of heavy rain.

A Met Office yellow weather warning had been in place across North East Scotland since 12.00 on Thursday but was lifted earlier today.

Speed restrictions put in place across the region as a safety precaution have now been removed across most of the network and work is ongoing to make sure services run as normal on Monday.

Passengers are advised that there may be some remaining alternations first thing on Monday morning as some trains have been left out of place following the disruption, so customers are being encouraged to check their journey before travelling.

Safety checks will need to be carried out on the Far North Line in the morning (services between Inverness and Wick) and speed restrictions remain in place until early on Monday morning on the Kyle line (Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh), which means disruption is expected to last into Monday.

Live updates will be available on the ScotRail website, mobile app, and social media channels.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “The vast majority of services will operate as normal on Monday, and we look forward to welcoming passengers to take advantage of our off-peak all day trial.

“Our first priority is always the safety of customers and staff, and we only run services when we are absolutely sure the lines are safe.

“We thank customers, especially those in the north of the country, for their understanding and patience following the extreme weather.”

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