Major disruption due to extreme weather

Tuesday 18 August 2020

We have an emergency timetable following extreme rain and flooding.

We are experiencing severe disruption across our network due to recent weather events and the impact of a major incident at Stonehaven because of a derailment. Many services will be affected so it is crucial that you check your journey before you travel. If you do need to travel by train, please continue to follow the Coronavirus travel guidance.

Our Network Rail colleagues are out checking the network, to make sure it’s safe to reopen lines which have been affected by flooding. Our Integrated Control team in Glasgow continually monitor progress, arrange rail replacement coaches and will reinstate the cancelled services when it is safe to do so.

If you have already purchased a ticket from ScotRail, please visit our Refunds page for advice on how to claim a refund.

Changes to services

Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk High

We’re anticipating disruption to these services for a number of weeks following damage to overhead power lines and embankments being damaged by flooding.

Customers travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh should use the Helensburgh Central/Milngavie to Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street low level service. Glasgow Central to Edinburgh via Shotts or Carstairs services are also available.

Alternatively, you can travel between Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston, with a rail replacement service in operation between Falkirk Grahamston and Edinburgh. Customers who would normally use Falkirk High station are advised to commence or end their journey from Falkirk Grahamston.


Dunblane - Edinburgh

These services are also affected by the damage to overhead power lines and flooding. Trains between Dunblane and Edinburgh will run between Dunblane and Falkirk Grahamston where customers should transfer to rail replacement coaches between Falkirk Grahamston and Edinburgh Park. Customers can then board train services to Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley.


Glasgow/Edinburgh - Aberdeen

Services are disrupted by an ongoing investigation into a train derailment at Stonehaven on 12 August. Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Aberdeen will terminate at Dundee where rail replacement coaches will operate between Dundee and Aberdeen.

An anticipated date for reopening the route has not been confirmed.

The Scottish Government has advised of a local lockdown in Aberdeen from 5 August. ScotRail is advising essential journeys only to and from Aberdeen. If you must make a journey, please follow our five rules for safer travel.


Aberdeen - Montrose

Services are suspended until we are able to reopen the line.


Inverurie – Stonehaven

Services from Inverurie will terminate at Aberdeen. Customers for Stonehaven can use rail replacement coaches from Aberdeen.

Please remember to check your journey before you travel and follow our five rules for safer travel.