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Cumbernauld rail services affected this morning by overnight cable thefts

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 09:17 GMT on Thursday, July 11th, 2013.

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Cumbernauld Train Station. Image is courtesy of Bill Henry.

THIEVES have caused train services in Cumbernauld to come to a grinding halt, this morning.

Officials for ScotRail and Network Rail announced earlier this morning that vandalism on the line in and out of Cumbernauld Train Station would cause major disruption to services.

Network Rail and ScotRail first announce rail users that services were going to be replaced by buses unless further notice at shortly after 7.30am, this morning.

The rail operators have since said that buses now continue to replace trains, with an announcement at shortly before 9am confirming that message.

The routes affected include Cumbernauld, Greenfaulds, Coatbridge Central, Whifflet and Motherwell; as well as Falkirk Grahamston, Camelon, Cumbernauld, Gartcosh, Stepps, Springburn and Glasgow Queen Street
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “Vandalism is causing disruption near Cumbernauld - fibre optic cables have been found to be damaged, which is having an adverse effect on the signals in the area.”

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At present, buses are replacing trains between Cumbernauld and Motherwell; with buses also replacing train services between Cumbernauld and Glasgow Queen Street.

Operators have announced that trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Glasgow Queen Street will be diverted, and not call at Cumbernauld, Greenfaulds, Gartcosh, Stepps or Springburn
Train operators, ScotRail, have said passengers can get more up-to-date information by using the Twitter hashtag, #Cumbernauld. 

ScoRail have also said that passengers may use First Glasgow buses, where available, on routes shown on their train tickets.

To find out whether this will impact your journey and to get alternative options planned for you, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.

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