Major disruption for Wemyss Bay train passengers

Train services between Wemyss Bay and Glasgow Central were cancelled on Friday, October 18 due to overhead wire problems in the Langbank area.
Train services between Wemyss Bay and Glasgow Central were cancelled on Friday, October 18 due to overhead wire problems in the Langbank area.

Bute residents and visitors travelling by rail to and from Wemyss Bay’s ferry terminal had to endure major disruption to services on Friday.

A problem with the overhead electric wires between Bishopton and Port Glasgow resulted in ScotRail cancelling all trains on the Wemyss Bay branch from around 8.30am.

Replacement bus services were organised calling at all stations between Paisley Gilmour Street and Wemyss Bay, with a half-hourly shuttle train between Glasgow and Paisley leaving Central station at 06 and 36 minutes past each hour.

Replacement buses left Paisley Gilmour Street at 05 minutes past the hour, and left Wemyss Bay on the hour, calling at all stations.

ScotRail announced that normal services were expected to resume with the 1716 service from Glasgow to Wemyss Bay and the 1824 from Wemyss Bay to Glasgow.

The problem also resulted in the cancellation of all trains on the Gourock line, with no services at all running west of Paisley St James station.