Shocking photos show the damage caused by a fire which closed the Scottish railway line


SHOCKING footage has shown the damage caused by a fire that shut down a Scottish railway.

Glasgow’s railway line has come to a standstill after the fire broke out earlier this evening.


Shocking footage showed the damage caused by the fireCredit: Network Rail Scotland
The fire cut the line to the busy station


The fire cut the line to the busy stationCredit: Network Rail Scotland
Crews are on site to assess the damage


Crews are on site to assess the damageCredit: Network Rail Scotland

Network Rail and ScotRail have confirmed the fire near the tracks at Cambuslang.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and demanded that the overhead cables be extinguished.

This resulted in the closure of the line between Cambuslang and Glasgow Central.

Photos from the aftermath show charred equipment and Network Rail workers checking the damage.

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Network Rail has confirmed the fire is out and crews are on site to assess the damage caused.

The line remains closed but crews have said they will seek to allow train services to restart as soon as possible.

The power cut also affected the central area of ​​Glasgow.

The disruption affected all trains departing and heading to the busy Glasgow station.

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ScotRail has confirmed power to Glasgow Central has been restored and services to Cambuslang are still cancelled.

They warned commuters to expect delays to Glasgow Central services for the rest of the evening.

It comes a day after a separate incident led to trains between Glasgow and Airdrie being thrown into chaos after a trackside fire at Caldercruix.

Network Rail has confirmed that a fire near the tracks caused the signaling system to fail.


Credit: Network Rail Scotland

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