Train services have resumed in Oban following a gas cylinder fire.
Fire crews were called to Mill Park Road near the town’s train station at about 8.20am on Wednesday.
However, nearly 24 hours later, one fire appliance remained at the scene on Mill Park Road cooling down the affected area.
… We're currently arranging Rail Replacement Transport to operate between Oban, Connel Ferry and Taynuilt.
Rail tickets are valid for travel on Citylink service 976: Glasgow – Arrochar & Tarbert – Dalmally – Loch Awe – Taynuilt – Connel – Oban
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) November 18, 2021
ScotRail reported that the continuing disruption still being experienced on the Oban line was due to the tracks remaining “blocked”.
Train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban were rescheduled to terminate and start at Taynuilt due to the fire.
Rail replacement transport was also arranged to transport passengers between Oban and Taynuilt with tickets also being accepted on the Citylink 976 service between Glasgow and Oban.
The fire service has confirmed only one cylinder actually was on fire during the incident.
Six homes were evacuated on Wednesday evening as a “precautionary” measure.
ScotRail confirmed the train line to Oban reopened at about 12.30pm on Thursday.