Passengers awaiting their train at Pollokshaws West station in Glasgow were thrust onto the horns of a dilemma this morning when a young bull joined them on the platform.

The animal, who had escaped in the evening thanks to some loose fencing nearby, was caught on CCTV appearing to look at the train times and standing under the shelter.

Thankfully, the visit did not descend into udder chaos as the placid beast left the station on the city's Southside, and returned to its field.


A ScotRail spokesperson told the PA news agency: “We’re not sure if this customer was trying to find out how to get to ‘Cowdenbeef’ or not.

“Our attempts to communicate seemed to go in one ear and out the udder.

“Thankfully, it didn’t stop any trains from moo-ving, and after a short time, the bull hoofed it out the station back to his field.”

Network Rail Scotland confirmed the animal was safe after it decided against catching the next train.

“Happy to confirm we’ve attended this area and secured the fence. The wee coo is safe,” they wrote.

BullockTwitter users poked fun at the bull’s travel plans (ScotRail)

Twitter users poked fun at the bull’s travel plans: “A hoofenile delinquant?” one person said.

“He might have been on an undercover steak out…” another added.