The West Highland railway line has reopened this afternoon after it was closed earlier today due to flooding.
Passengers attempting to reach the central belt from Lochaber were dealt a blow after trains to and from Glasgow were cancelled and replaced by buses due to excess rainfall putting strain on the line’s infrastructure.
Rain fell heavily throughout Thursday and into the early parts of today resulting in excess streams running off hills and into burns.
Network Rail closed a section of the route between Bridge of Orchy and Crianlarich as a safety precaution, after heavy volumes of water running through a burn underneath one of the tracks supporting railway bridges was the cause of concern.
Specialist structural engineers were deployed to assess the impact the heavy rainfall – which measured in at 1.75inches in 24 hours.
Our engineers have carried out a safety inspection, and it's now safe to run trains again.
— Network Rail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) December 6, 2019
Services from Oban were uninterrupted as they run on the lower line.
The heavy rainfall came out of the blue for the stretch in Argyll after experiencing minor rain during earlier parts of the week.
Rail services resumed around 1pm.