Glasgow trains running at reduced speed due to heat
A number of Glasgow trains are running at a reduced speed due to the temperature.
Network Rail Scotland announced that, because of the heat, speed restrictions have been introduced.
These will be in place until 8pm.
According to ScotRail, the following train services are affected:
• Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs
• Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts.
• Helensburgh Central/ Milngavie and Edinburgh via Bathgate and also Edinburgh and Dunblane.
Explaining the decision, Network Rail posted: “Doing this reduces the forces exerted on the track by trains.
“In direct sunlight, steel rails can be up to 20 degrees hotter than the local air temperatures, causing them to expand in the heat - which means they could curve or buckle.”