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 Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 17:05

I’ve had to buy a return for the bus the morn. ScotRail has suspended all of its train services from 19:00 on Sunday until after Monday rush hour as Storm Isha hits the UK.

If the trains aren’t running how on earth can the buses be?

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 17:39

A bus will be able to see an obstacle on the road and more importantly be able to stop
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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 17:43

Yeah, so many rail tracks are tree-lined - high probability of trees on the track somewhere this evening.

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 19:05

What about high winds battering buses?

Transport Scotland advising people not to drive unless absolutely necessary

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 19:45

What defines “absolutely necessary” in these circumstances ?

A very open ended advice scenario.

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Sun 21 Jan 22:18

Quote:

buffy, Sun 21 Jan 19:05

What about high winds battering buses?

Transport Scotland advising people not to drive unless absolutely necessary


I’d assume there are “safe limits” for buses - singles and doubles will be different. No idea what they are though!

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 09:08

I once saw a train at the bend where the train can be seen from the road at Dunkeld that had stopped within feet of a downed tree. I thought of the poor driver who must have had to stay in that cabin careering towards a tree across his window. Scary stuff.
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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 09:18

Scotrail will be cognisant of that tragic fatal derailment up north a couple of winters ago due to heavy rain and wind etc.
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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Mon 22 Jan 18:08

Notice the trains are being cancelled from 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: Alter Ego  
Date:   Tue 23 Jan 09:00

Another storm on its way!!

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 24 Jan 00:59

A question from Down Under... do you think the weather has worsened in Scotland in recent years, or have the forecasting and reporting systems improved?

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 Re: Travel disruptions tomorrow
Topic Originator: Dave_1885  
Date:   Wed 24 Jan 04:18

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OzPar, Wed 24 Jan 00:59

A question from Down Under... do you think the weather has worsened in Scotland in recent years, or have the forecasting and reporting systems improved?


I wouldnt say its worsened, per say, but the seasons have completely gone. Yes its still cold in the winter and warm in the summer, but its currently late Jan and its like autumn today - above 10 degrees, wet and windy - last week it was -6 and frosted.
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