A lorry has collided with a railway bridge causing major disruption to train services.

The vehicle crashed into a bridge between Cartsdyke and Greenock Central around 10am on Tuesday morning.

It is unknown if anyone was injured following the collision.

The bridge will need to be examined by railway staff before services can pass over it again.

ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Gourock will be cancelled, delayed, or terminated at and started back from Port Glasgow.

Disruption is expected to last for two hours with services expected to return to normal around 12pm today (August 8).

Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for comment.

ScotRail has advised the following for commuters who travel the route between Glasgow Central and Gourock.

Option 1 - Check if a rail journey is currently possible..

Use the National Rail Enquiries real-time journey planner to check if you can continue your journey by rail.

Option 2 - Alternative Routes & Local Public Transport..
Customers can travel on alternative routes.

Paisley Canal, Ayr, Largs & Ardrossan Harbour services for Paisley Gilmour Street

Wemyss Bay services for stations to Port Glasgow.

If you have had to drive to another station your ticket will be valid to collect your car on your return journey. Speak to a member of staff to validate your ticket.

We have arranged for your rail tickets to be accepted on local bus routes at no extra cost.

Bishopton, Langbank & Woodhall are not served by buses that go into Glasgow. Please press help-point for further information.

Gourock to Glasgow (via Fort Matilda, Greenock, Cartsdyke, Bogston, Port Glasgow)
Wemyss Bay to Glasgow (via Inverkip, IBM, Branchton and Port Glasgow)

Option 3 - Rail Replacement Transport..

Currently, we have not requested Rail Replacement Transport. We will monitor this situation as the incident develops.

Option 4 - Consider travelling later..

You might wish to consider postponing your journey until our service's return to normal.