Glasgow & West Scotland

Major rail disruption after car becomes wedged on line

Car on the rail line between Bowling and Kilpatrick Image copyright ScotRail
Image caption The car was wedged on the rail line between Bowling and Kilpatrick

Commuters faced major disruption after a car blocked a railway line in West Dunbartonshire.

ScotRail tweeted a picture of the vehicle which was wedged on the line between Bowling and Kilpatrick.

Services between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central via Airdrie were cancelled, delayed or terminated as a result.

Trains between Airdrie and Balloch and Cumbernauld and Dumbarton Central were also affected.

The car was cleared from the line around 17:30 and trains started running again after a track inspection.

But the operator said disruption continued for several hours.