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Broken cables spark delays on cross-border prepare companies


amage to overhead cables close to a busy rail junction has affected cross-border prepare companies between Scotland and England.

A picture exhibiting parted cables hanging down near the bottom close to Carstairs in South Lanarkshire was shared on social media by Community Rail at about 6.45pm on Friday.

Community Rail say they’re working with suppliers to divert companies to and from Edinburgh by way of Shotts.

Engineers have confirmed the southbound monitor is secure and will probably be permitting northbound companies to cross over and use the road, and keep away from the issue, however delays on the West Coast Mainline are nonetheless anticipated.

They tweeted: “We’re responding to experiences of harm to the overhead energy strains close to Carstairs on the West Coast Mainline.

“This may have an effect on cross-border Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Categorical, Cross Nation and ScotRail companies to and from Lanark.

“Our engineers have confirmed that the southbound line within the Carstairs space is secure and obtainable to be used.

“So as to get trains on the transfer, we’ll additionally enable some northbound trains to crossover and use this line to keep away from the issue. Nevertheless, it can nonetheless imply delays.”

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