Major disruptions for Oban to Glasgow trains due to signalling fault

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The Oban to Glasgow train was cancelled this morning due to a signalling fault and disruptions will continue into the afternoon.

The defect is between Bridge of Orchy and Helensburgh Upper.

ScotRail said: ‘There’s a fault at the signal box at Banavie which is preventing us from running services between Glasgow and Oban.

‘We have tech staff on site and they are fault-finding at present.

‘Due to very limited replacement transport being secured, passengers are advised to consider making their own alternative arrangements where possible.’

The 8.21am Glasgow Queen Street to Oban train was cancelled, and a replacement bus to Oban was organised.

The 10.27am Queen Street to Oban train is also cancelled and replacement buses have been confirmed.

The 12.11pm Oban to Crianlarich train is cancelled, with no further updates at this time.

The 12.27pm Queen Street to Oban train will terminate at Crianlarich.

Replacement buses have been sourced for school pupils.

Posting on social media, Oban High School said: ‘We have just been advised by ScotRail that only one bus has been acquired which will pick up pupils from Dalmally first then Lochawe.

‘West Coast Motors to agree to pick up our pupils on their normal services but Taynuilt and Connel pupils need to make their way to the bus stops on the main road. Please call your children and spread the word.

‘Education Transport will send minibuses to all stations in case pupils do not get the message. Thank you.’

ScotRail is advising anyone planning to travel on this line today to check www.journeycheck.com/scotrail before setting off.

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