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Choo choo crazy; the day the train services stopped

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday 25th May, 2011.
Picture is copyright of Bill Henry and is used on his courtesy.

AFTER heavy winds crippled Scotland's train infrastructure, train services, nationally and locally are returning to normal.
 
As the diversions are taken away and trees are cleared from the lines, which caused so much trouble, we see our main commuter service returned to normal.
 
However, the winds weren't all fun. As well as trees causing damage to buildings it also stranded commuters. 
 
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People were stranded all over the country and a campaign soon started on Twitter to help two Cumbernauld residents, stranded at Edinburgh, to get home; the campaign was successful, showing the power of social media and community strength.
 
Almost overnight, Scotland saw a low band of pressure travel across our country and this meant that these heavy winds could start building up, destroying everything that's not nailed down, as wind speeds reached 100 miles per hour (mph) in parts of Scotland.
 
A spokeswoman for Scotrail said: "Train services to and from Cumbernauld were suspended from 5pm on May 23rd due to trees and other debris, on the lines.
 
"However, we were able to recover most services for the start of the service, the next day."

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