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Trains run on emergency timetable

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Normal rail services have been disrupted by freezing weather

Scotrail has introduced an emergency train timetable in response to the continued freezing weather.

The train operator said its Edinburgh-Glasgow service would be reduced to running every half hour instead of every 15 minutes.

Scotrail, which runs most of Scotland's domestic rail services, said many suburban routes would also be affected by the amended service.

It said the emergency timetable would be published online.

Scotrail said it would allow staff to operate a more robust and reliable service for passengers.

A half-hourly service is in operation between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street - calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

It will leave Glasgow at 00 and 30 past the hour and Edinburgh at 15 and 45.

An hourly service is in operation between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal.

Buses replace trains between Motherwell and Lanark due to points failure.

Services between Rutherglen and Cambuslang are disrupted, as are services between Barrhead and Kilmarnock.

In the Highlands, services between Inverness and Aberdeen are suspended and there is no alternative transport provided.

Services between Perth and Inverness terminate at Aviemore due to the freight train derailment at Carrbridge.



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