Aberdeen trains to be suspended as region prepares for Storm Caroline

Trains on the Aberdeen to Inverness route are to be suspended.

Trains have been cancelled as the North-east prepares for Storm Caroline’s arrival.

ScotRail said it would not be running services on the Aberdeen to Inverness line tomorrow morning with wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour forecast.

It added other routes would also be impacted by delays.

A spokesman for the train company said: “A safety inspection will be carried out on these routes in the morning, and a further decision will be taken about when to resume services.

“Speed restrictions will also be in place for services between Perth-Aberdeen and Perth-Inverness due to expected winds of up to 60 miles per hour.

“This means trains will be slower and services will be disrupted.”

Tickets already purchased for a cancelled service will be eligible for use from today up to, and including, Monday.

Customers who do not wish to travel, but have already purchased a ticket for an affected route, will be given a full refund. The spokesman added.

David Lister, Safety and Sustainability Director at the ScotRail Alliance, said:  “With the Met Office predicting wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, we have taken the decision to suspend some services from the start of service on Thursday.

“This isn’t a decision that we have taken lightly, but the safety and security of our staff and customers must come first.

“Our staff will be working round the clock to get services back to normal and get customers moving as soon as possible.

“Customers should keep up to date with the latest information by checking @ScotRail, the ScotRail app or the website.”

Other suspended routes include Inverness to Wick, Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, and Glasgow Queen Street to Oban/Fort William/Mallaig.