West Coast rail disruption eases after flooding

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Heavy flooding near Carlisle has led to services to Scotland being disrupted

Rail services between Scotland and England are getting back to normal, following widespread disruption because of flooding south of the border.

Flood water on the line was 5m deep in places, after torrential rain.

Carlisle station was closed due to flooding on its approaches from the north, and trains on the West Coast mainline between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle were suspended.

Operators said services were running again but to expect residual delays.

Meanwhile, trunk road operator Scotland Transerv reported road closures both ways on the A83 between Arrochar and Inveraray due to a high risk of a landslip at the Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint, in Argyll.

Westbound traffic was diverted via the A82 to Tyndrum, the A85 to Damally and the A819 to return to the A83 at Inveraray, a distance of approximately 60 miles.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued three flood warnings after heavy overnight rain .

All three of the warnings affect the Scottish Borders. A further two warnings - one in the Borders and another at Kintore in Aberdeenshire - have been lifted.

Nine less severe flood alerts covering large parts of the country have also been put in place.

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