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Cumbernauld and Motherwell trains continue to be affected by wire faults

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 14:26 GMT on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013.

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Cumbernauld Train Station. Picture is courtesy of Bill Henry.

TECHNICAL problems mean that Cumbernauld train users are having to use alternative bus transport, this afternoon.

Problems with the Cumbernauld to Motherwell line have meant that ScotRail has had to put on bus services instead, for commuters affected by the problems on the line.

Problems with the overhead wires on the Cumbernauld to Motherwell line were first reported at 7.51am, by ScotRail, with the company announcing at 9.08am that bus services will replace train services – a later announcement, at 1.12pm, by Network Rail, reading that they continued to fix overhead wiring faults in the area east of Glasgow.


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The ScotRail website notes that the short notice cancellation of trains between Cumbernauld and Motherwell is, “Owing to overhead wire problems between Motherwell and Cumbernauld”, stressing the impact to be: “Train services between Motherwell and Cumbernauld may be cancelled at short notice. Disruption is expected until 16:00 11/06. Alternative transport in place between Motherwell and Cumbernauld.”

At shortly after one o’clock, though, Network Rail announced, via Twitter: “Buses will continue to replace trains between #Motherwell and Cumbernauld until approximately 16:00”

Anyone requiring assistance should contact ScotRail or use the assistance points provided at Cumbernauld Train Station.

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