Service alteration details

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Find out details about how services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey.

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich until the end of Sunday 18 August

Incident created
05/08/2019 04:01
Last updated
16/08/2019 18:13
Route affected
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Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Fort William

ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban / Fort William / Mallaig

TOC(s) affected
Caledonian Sleeper;ScotRail;

Heavy rain has caused extensive damage to the railway at various locations between Ardlui and Tyndrum. This is causing disruption to trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban / Mallaig.

Network Rail have advised that repairs to the line between Ardlui and Crianlarich will be completed ahead of schedule and the line will now open on Monday 19 August.

How is this affecting the train service?

Caledonian Sleeper - The Highland Sleeper will not run between Edinburgh and Fort William.

Buses will be provided to run directly between Edinburgh and Fort William. For further information, customers should refer to the Caledonian Sleeper website.

ScotRail - the following alterations are in place:

  • Trains will run between Crianlarich and Oban
  • Trains will run between Crianlarich, Fort William and Mallaig
  • A replacement bus service will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich
  • A replacement bus service will also run between Arrochar & Tarbet, Ardlui and Crianlarich

Replacement bus information:

The replacement bus pick up / drop off point at Crianlarich Station will not be the Station car park as advertised. Instead, coaches will drop off and pick up on the A85 in Crianlarich, outside the police station.

Please note, that road transport will take longer than the original train services, so please allow more time to make your journey. Customers should speak with station staff or use the station help points for assistance with road transport.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Additional information:

Network Rail’s detailed geotechnical and aerial surveys of the affected area have now been completed, allowing engineers to fully understand the extent of the repairs needed to reopen the railway.

The floodwater washed the track-bed out from beneath the line and engineers will have to replace thousands of tonnes of lost material to rebuild the supporting slope before they can repair the track itself.

You can view images of the damaged railway infrastructure here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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