Line closed between Larbert and Stirling

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  1. marks87

    marks87 Established Member

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    A lot of disruption in Central Scotland this afternoon because of the above. Most services are terminating at Larbert or Falkirk Grahamston, with buses onward to Stirling and Dunblane, but the GLQ-ABD services are diverted and not calling at Stirling or Perth.

    What would that diversion be? The only one I can think of right across to Edinburgh (Haymarket) and back out again through Fife, but that seems very roundabout.
     
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  3. Liam

    Liam Established Member

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    Glasgow QS-Winchburgh-Dalmeny-Dundee probably.
     
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    There is already one service a day between Glasgow and Kirkcaldy that routes via Winchburgh.
     
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    I remember when the line was flooded between Dunblane and Perth (but mainly just to the north of Gleneagles) for several weeks during the 1990s
    Services were diverted as above, via Winchburgh, over the Forth Rail Bridge, then the Tay Bridge, missing out Perth and thus no need to retime

    I travelled on this a few times, operated by Class 158 at the time, and the service was very quiet
    There were also loads of announcements prior to departure it would only call at Dundee as first stop
    Quite a few people got off with seconds to spare!
     
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    What's happening to the sleeper tonight?
     
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    marks87 Established Member

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    Diverted via Ladybank, I'd imagine.
     
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    From the news report, the bridge is this one Looking at Streetview, it appears to have been hit a fair few times in the past.
     
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    That's the one.

    Nasty kink on approach to either side, and as you can see (with the approaching bus on streetview) it's a primary route for buses as well as LGVs

    To be honest, looking at the pictures - I'd hate to be a cyclist or a pedestrian on that road - the sides of the bridge are only about knee height.
     
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