North-east bracing itself for Storm Jocelyn


MORE disruption is expected as Storm Jocelyn is set to batter the North-east with high winds, as a warning for ice is issued.

ScotRail has suspended all services for the second time in three nights from 7pm on Tuesday with high winds expected across the country. It means there will also be no services running during Wednesday morning rush hour.

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In addition to the warning for high winds, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice between 11pm on Tuesday night to 7am on Wednesday morning.

Ahead of Jocelyn hitting the country, First Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Storm Jocelyn is likely to cause more disruption, with strong winds buffeting infrastructure and rain falling on already saturated ground. 

“Travel is likely to be difficult, particularly heading into Wednesday’s rush hour, so I urge everyone to follow guidance from Police Scotland and check updates from transport providers, Transport Scotland and the Met Office.”

Phil Campbell, ScotRail customer operations director, said: “The heavy wind and ongoing rain hitting most parts of the country mean that it will not be safe for our customers and our staff, and all ScotRail train services will be suspended from 7pm tomorrow.

“This is the second withdrawal of train services this week, and we know the impact this has on customers, but the safety of staff and passengers will always be our priority.

“Our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland will again be working flat out to carry out safety checks, and assess what repairs are required to reopen the railway. 

“However, customers will be unable to travel early on Wednesday morning, as trains will not be able to operate until the infrastructure has been made safe.

“We will update our website, mobile app, and social media feeds when we have more information, and customers should check for the latest updates before they attempt to travel.”

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