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Last Updated: Friday, 22 June 2007, 20:27 GMT 21:27 UK
Flooding causes severe disruption
Flooding
Parts of Glasgow have been hit by flash flooding/Pic: Wasim Malik
Road and rail passengers have been hit by severe disruption after heavy storms caused flooding around Glasgow.

Rising water dumped debris on the line at Glasgow's Queen Street Station as the city was rocked by thunder storms early on Friday evening.

National Rail Enquiries said services on the Glasgow to Edinburgh and West Coast Mainline had been disrupted.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have also sent appliances to the south side of Glasgow after flooding on the roads.

Network Rail said the water at Queen Street had reached platform level at one point and was causing major problems on the West Coast Mainline and Edinburgh routes.

I don't know what I'm going to do, it's a nightmare
Sara Raza
Edinburgh

Trains were unable to enter or leave Glasgow Queen Street High Level Station.

One line has now been cleared but First ScotRail advised travellers to check before setting out for journeys on Saturday morning.

Jacqueline Dey, head of operations for First ScotRail said: "Flash flooding in the Glasgow area from about 1730 had caused a landslide on the far side of the tunnel towards Bishopbriggs.

"There had also been flooding of the electrics which affected services to Springburn.

"We have laid on extra trains from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh."

Stranded passengers at Queen Street
Stranded passengers had to make alternate travel plans

Some passengers were being taken to Anniesland to get connecting services.

Ms Dey added: "We have tried to get passengers to their destinations but obviously we are very sorry this has happened.

"Our advice for anyone planning to travel tomorrow morning would be to check our website, Ceefax or the news reports."

However, some passengers complained of a lack of information.

Fergus Brown, who was trying to get to Garelochhead, told the BBC Scotland news website: "We were sitting on the platform then at about 6.30 there was an announcement saying the train was cancelled.

"Everyone started to get off, but we were told the train would definitely be leaving shortly and were hanging around for two hours waiting for something to happen.

"There's not been a lot of communication and no-one seems to know what's happening."

Roads flooded

Jean Galloway, from Glasgow, was waiting for a passenger to come in from Larbert.

She said: "I don't know where they are, or when or if they will be arriving - the communication has not been good at all, I am really not impressed."

Sara Raza, 19, from Edinburgh, said: "I had no idea until I got here that the trains had been cancelled.

"I have no idea how I am going to get home to Edinburgh, I don't know what I'm going to do, it's a nightmare."

Firefighters were also working to clear flooding on the roads around Glasgow, including close to the city's Victoria Infirmary and around King's Park.

Water had risen several feet in the deluge.

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