TRAIN passengers travelling between Scotland and England will face disruption on Thursday due to weather warnings in place as a result of Storm Ciarán.

A yellow warning for rain is in place for eastern Scotland until 6am on Saturday.

Train operators have warned travellers to expect disruption on cross-border services, and no LNER services will operate between Edinburgh and Aberdeen after 10.30am on Thursday until Saturday.

The operator’s services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will run on an hourly service from 3pm and will be in place until the end of service on Friday.

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Speed restrictions will be in place on the route which may see services subject to delays of up to 40 minutes.

Network Rail is also imposing speed restrictions across parts of Scotland and, while most ScotRail services will be unaffected, some areas will see delays.

Speed restrictions will be in place on routes between:

  • Aberdeen and Inverness
  • Berwick and Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh and Dundee
  • Dundee and Aberdeen

TransPennine Express services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will also be subject to delays.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has issued a number of flood alerts across parts of Scotland.

They are in place in:

  • Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dundee and Angus
  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Fife
  • Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside
  • Scottish Borders
  • Tayside