flooded tracks and tunnel mouth at Dalmuir in Scotland

Extreme weather halts rail services between Scotland and England

Image: Douglas Third

The weekend of 7-8 October witnessed severe weather conditions wreaking havoc on rail services in the northern half of Britain, effectively isolating Scotland from England. Both the East Coast and West Coast main lines were forced to shut down as relentless rainfall led to widespread flooding and significant infrastructure damage. In some parts of Scotland, a month’s worth of rain fell in just twenty-four hours.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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