Angry commuters slam train delays and cancellations in Milngavie

Milngavie Train Station
Milngavie Train Station

Furious Milngavie commuters were left stranded this week when a series of train faults sparked disarray on the rail network.

Problems near Dumbarton and Partick meant that services running to Milngavie, through Bearsden and Hillfoot, were severely delayed or cancelled.

The disruption comes after trains from Milngavie to Edinburgh were heavily delayed at the end of last week.

A broken down train near Bearsden also caused delays on Saturday afternoon.

Following yesterday’s incidents, local residents have taken to social media sites to voice their frustrations at operators Scotrail and track owners Network Rail.

Martin Smith tweeted: “Why four hours for services to run from Hyndland? Why would Milngavie-Edinburgh trains be so badly affected by Dumbarton issues?”

Another user said: “Cancel the 17:42 train from Milngavie with no announcement. Another shining example of great customer service.”

Scotrail said the disruption was caused by technical problems on the lines and that Network Rail was sorting the problem with engineers quickly called it to address overhead cable faults near Bowling station and a similar fault reported near Partick.

A spokesperson from Network Rail said: “Sorry for the continuing disruption around the Glasgow-Partick and Dumbarton areas. We’re working as quickly as we can to repair the overhead line damage.”

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