TRAIN operator ScotRail has warned disruption to services could last until Sunday due to the impact of Storm Babet.

Routes that are currently closed will not re-open unless it is deemed safe to do so.

The routes affected are between:

– Aberdeen and Elgin.
– Edinburgh and Aberdeen via Fife.
– Perth and Aberdeen via Dundee.
– Dunblane and Perth.
– Perth and Aviemore.
– Tain and Wick / Thurso.
– All Fife Circle services.

Find out more on whether your service is affected here.

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ScotRail said it is taking longer than expected for engineers to inspect routes for damage due to the impact of the weather.

Customers have been warned they should only travel if necessary on routes affected. Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen/Inverness, and between Edinburgh Waverley and Aberdeen/Inverness are also subject to disruption.

Other routes across the network are still being impacted by precautionary speed restrictions, meaning services may be subject to delay or cancellation.

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David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director said the impact of Storm Babet has been “extremely challenging”.

He added: “We want to thank customers for their continuing understanding as we make all possible efforts to inspect routes for damage, before reopening them when it is judged safe to do so. We know the impact the withdrawal of some train services has on customers, but our first priority is always to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

"For routes in the south and west of Scotland, customers are encouraged check their journey before setting off, and keep an eye on our website, mobile app, or social media channels for live updates.”