North-east commuters are bracing for weeks of travel disruption after Scotrail announced changes to rail services.
Due to maintenance works “over the coming weeks”, the operator has announced that train services running between Aberdeen and Dundee will be replaced by buses calling at every stop along the route.
Customers have been warned that the changes will add significant travel times to journeys, especially during busy commuter periods and peak hours.
In an announcement, the travel operator encouraged customers “to avoid disappointment” by planning ahead and checking journey times using the Scotrail app or website.
No specific dates have yet been announced and Scotrail have been approached for further information.
A Scotrail Alliance spokesperson said: “These are vital works and we appreciate our customers’ patience. We would ask that they carefully check their journey plans, as the replacement buses will take longer than the trains, which could impact on onward connections. ”
Onward rail services from Dundee to Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to operate as normal.
UPDATED: Scotrail have now announced that the engineering works will take place on Sundays only and until February 19.