Edinburgh train passengers face huge delays as lorry hits bridge in …

Edinburgh trains are expected to face delays and cancellations after a lorry hit a bridge in West Lothian.[1]

Writing on X, formally known as Twitter, Network Rail Scotland reported that the crash happened at Addiewell. Services between Edinburgh and Glasgow are affected.

Journeys[2] between both cities are expected to face delay and cancellations.

Staff at Network Rail Scotland are expected to arrive at the scene this morning following the bridge needing to be examined before journeys can pass over the bridge safely. It is currently unknown if there are any casualties or injuries.

Network Rail Scotland posted: "We're responding to reports of a vehicle striking a bridge at Addiewell.

"The bridge will need to be examined before services can safely pass over the bridge again.

"Our staff are expected to arrive at the scene in around 20 minutes. We'll provide a further update asap."

Responding to the journey cancellations, ScotRail followed up and wrote on X: "Due to a road vehicle striking a bridge in the Addiewell area, services between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Addiewell will be subject to delay and cancellation."

Police Scotland have been approached for comment.


  1. ^ West Lothian. (www.edinburghlive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Journeys (www.edinburghlive.co.uk)
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