ScotRail commuters hit by 40C rail temperature

ScotRail commuters suffered disruption tonight after trains forced to slow to 20mph on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line when rail temperature hit 40C.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 7:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 7:17 pm
High temperatures have forced trains to slow down. Picture: The Scotsman

The speed restriction was imposed by Network Rail to prevent trains damaging the track near Winchburgh in West Lothian.

Services between Edinburgh and Dunblane were also affected.

Several trains were cancelled and others delayed by nearly 15 minutes.

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The disruption came as temperatures hit 26C in places such as Edinburgh and Stirling, and 25C in Glasgow and Perth.