2021 Rail News

John Yellowlees diary notes of significant events in Scotland’s rail history. Italics show items perceived as bad news

January 2021 : parapet collapse at Carron Water Viaduct, Carmont, Stranraer reduction to single-shift

February 2021 :timetable reduced from 80 to 65% by withdrawal of most evening trains, additional MThO train from Rannoch to Fort William, reinstatement of some late-night trains, also daytime ones to Dunbar, ScotRail wins World Cup of Train Operators, landslips near Fairlie, Storm Darcy, flooding at Inver Viaduct, Garrowhill eastbound platform closed for reconstruction

March 2021 : last Inter7City set arrived in Scotland, free travel for St Andrews first-aid volunteers, platform reconstruction at Garrowhill switched to westbound side, ScotRail conductors strike over rest-day payments

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