Trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street resume after repairs

Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street have been restarted after engineers took control of two lines to fix a signalling fault.

Network Rail Scotland said a problem at Newbridge Junction, a point on the outskirts of the Capital which serves the Glasgow Queen Street route, was the cause of the disruption.

Trains between Edinburgh and Bathgate were also impacted by the incident.

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A spokesperson for Network Rail Scotland said: “In order to fix the fault, we're going to have to take control of two lines for around 30 minutes.

“This will allow our staff to work in safety, but it will stop some trains from running.

“We plan to start at 1130.”

A spokesperson for ScotRail said: “During this time, we'll be unable to run trains from Bathgate towards Edinburgh & services from Edinburgh towards Glasgow Queen St.”

At around 1pm, a spokesperson for Network Rail Scotland confirmed that the repairs had been completed and that the lines had reopened.

Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street have been halted temporarily while engineers take control of two lines to fix a signalling fault.
Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street have been halted temporarily while engineers take control of two lines to fix a signalling fault.

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