Travel chaos as ScotRail cancels more than 80 trains

Commuters were left furious on Monday morning after ScotRail cancelled more than 80 trains across Scotland's rail network.

Monday, 17th December 2018, 10:01 am
Updated Monday, 17th December 2018, 11:36 am

Staff shortages and a signalling fault resulting in cancellations to services travelling between Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Perth.

ScotRail tweeted: “@NetworkRailSCOT have informed us of a fault with the signalling system at #Perth. Services between Glasgow Queen Street & Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh will be cancelled, delayed or revised.”

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The rail firm urged customers to check their journey before travelling.

Replacement buses have been put in place for passengers affected.

A number of commuters took to social media to express their anger over the cancellations.

@KeithWilkinson tweeted ScotRail, writing: “Wouldn’t it be a great thing if you or maybe @NetworkRailSCOT actually fixed said signals along with all the other ones that break down on a daily basis...”

A number of services have been cancelled.

@DouglasMaxw3ll wrote: “Well @ScotRail 3rd Monday in a row train cancelled by “staff shortages” ... no staff are working to rule. @MathesonMichael as a Falkirk constituent and with transport brief I need you’re help? What can be done?”

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