Storm Malik Set to Affect Scotland’s Railway

Published on : Saturday, January 29, 2022

With winds of up to 70mph expected to hit the network from the early hours of Saturday morning (January 29), Scotland’s Railway will be introducing speed restrictions on some lines.

Speed restrictions will be introduced on parts of the Dundee-Aberdeen, Aberdeen-Inverness, Far North, West Highland and Kyle lines on Saturday morning into the early afternoon.

The East Coast Mainline, North Berwick branch line, and Borders Railway will also be affected.

The speed restrictions are being introduced for safety reasons as the wind speed predicted can blow trees and other debris onto the tracks and cause damage to overhead power lines.

Due to the adverse weather conditions passengers within Scotland, and those travelling south from Edinburgh, should allow extra time for their journeys and check with their train operator about any changes to services.

Scotland’s Railway staff will be working over the course of the storm to keep lines open and safe for passengers and freight customers.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail route director for Scotland, said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is our first consideration during severe weather. We are monitoring the conditions very closely and have teams in place across the country ready to react quickly to any damage caused by the weather.”

Source:- Network Rail

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