RAIL commuters are being warned of transport disruption all day as Glasgow to Edinburgh rail services remain at a standstill.

As of 1pm, 31 services running till 4pm have been scrapped with the vast majority between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

That is on top of the 50 that were cancelled on Thursday morning.

It comes after heavy rain has flooded the railway between Linlithgow and Haymarket.

ScotRail said earlier that due to the flooding in the areas "all lines are closed" with disruption expected until noon.

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But now ScotRail is warning that disruption is expected until the end of the day.

The train operator said it means that services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh will only go as far as Linlithgow.

"Staff are on-site attempting to clear the flooding and will advise when it is safe to run trains again," said ScotRail.

"Customers should be advised that due to limited replacement transport there may be waiting times at stations and should make alternative arrangements where possible. "

ScotRail says that once the water has cleared, engineers will need to ensure that the tunnel is safe for use.

This will involve a "thorough inspection" and an empty train being driven through to test the lines. 

Network Rail Scotland's chief operating officers, Liam Sumpter said: "We have some really severe flooding in Winchburgh tunnel.  It means the main line between Glasgow and Edinburgh is severely disrupted this morning.

"Over the last 24 hours we have had 60% of the entire predicted rainfall for August fall within three hours and completely overwhelmed the infrastructure there.

"The tunnel is at quite a low point around Edinburgh, so all the water from the rain has gone towards that tunnel.


"At one stage the rainwater was two feet above the level of the rail, so you can appreciate it will be very difficult to run trains in that scenario.

"We have multiple pumps on site now, they have been on site since last night, and we are slowly seeing that water reduce."

He hoped to be able to start looking inside the tunnel by around 1pm to see if it was safe to run trains.

At around 11.30am, ScotRail said it did not have a timescale for when the line at Winchburgh will be reopened and services can begin running again.

"We are doing everything we can to get trains running as soon as possible, because we know how disruptive this is.  I am very sorry for any disruption you are encountering today," he added.

Commuters have been told they can travel on services between Glasgow Queen Street low level and Edinburgh via Airdrie and Glasgow Central to Edinburgh via Shotts but journeys may be longer.

The railway has been flooded at Winchburgh between Linlithgow and Edinburgh.

Network Rail Scotland say work is continuing to pump flood water out of the full 330m length of the Winchburgh tunnel Water is being moved to nearby Niddrie burn in the east and pumped clear in the west. It says that in excess of 50mm of rain fell in the area on Wednesday evening "overwhelming drainage in and around the railway".

Train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk Grahamston and Cumbernauld will halt at Falkirk Grahamston.

Train services between Dunblane and Edinburgh will also halt at Falkirk Grahamston.

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Meanwhile disruption is continuing to be felt in the Highlands with miles of track have becoming submerged or washed away near Inverness, Carrbridge, Ardlui, Crianlarich and Oban.

On Tuesday night it emerged that 10 metres of the world famous West Highland Line have been swept away and there has been warnings the section between between Ardlui and Crianlarich and between Crianlarich and Oban will be shut for close to a week.

There are no current Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood warnings.