Keeping you moving during Storm Dennis

Friday, 14 February 2020

Scotland’s Railway is getting ready for Storm Dennis, with high winds and heavy rain forecasted across Scotland until 12 noon on Monday.

Met Office Amber and Yellow weather warnings for rain and high winds are in place for the weekend. Given the severe weather expected, it’s very likely that there will be some disruption across the network. Please plan ahead and consider the weather forecast in your area before travelling.

Our colleagues from Network Rail are working to ensure the network is in a good condition, ahead of the storm arriving - they've installed more powerful pumps at Blairhill, where there was flooding last weekend. They'll also have chainsaw teams on hand, should any trees be blown on to the railway this weekend.

Help us keep Scotland moving! If you live near the railway, you can help us keep the network open by securing loose items like garden furniture, sheds or trampolines.

We're working to keep you safe and on the move

Our Integrated Control team in Glasgow monitors weather stations right across Scotland’s Railway in real-time. This means we can make decisions based on the actual conditions, and we will only suspend services where absolutely necessary – to keep you safe.

Changes to services

Right now, we're expecting most services to run as planned. If this changes, you'll be able to see details on our app, website and also on Twitter. Of course, we'll also keep you updated using our information screens at stations.

Due to the high winds, there may be disruption around Saltcoats (on our Glasgow Central - Largs/Ardrossan Harbour route) and also at Craigendoran (on our Helensburgh and West Highland Lines). These locations are extremely close to the sea, and large waves can blown on to and swamp the lines during severe weather. If conditions deteriorate, we may have to replace trains with buses and/or operate a limited timetable in these areas until the waves die down.

Changes to tickets

Should there be any disruption to your journey, you'll be due Delay Repay compensation if you arrive 30 minutes or more late. This applies even if we've cancelled your train, or it was too busy to board.

If you choose not to travel due to any disruption, just take your tickets back to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Normal peak and off-peak ticket restrictions apply.

Stay informed

The quickest way to stay up to date is by downloading our app. It’s updated 24/7 with the latest information from our Control room.

We’ll be tweeting from @ScotRail & @NetworkRailScot and replying to Facebook messages too.

You can also WhatsApp us – just add 07555 012345 to your contacts.