WEE COUNTY train services will return to normal this week, following a month of electrification works.

Network Rail has installed overhead masts and power cables along the 6.5-mile route between Alloa and Stirling.

However, in order to do so the line has been closed since March 17 with replacement buses drafted in to service commuters.

Trains between Alloa and Stirling will return as of Monday morning, with the newer Class 385 range of trains expected in the near future.

The works are a result of the Scottish Government's efforts to modernise the railway and comes ten years after the Alloa line was re-opened to passengers, to a much greater response than was expected.

When fully in operation, the new system promises to bring “more seats and faster journeys” between Alloa and Glasgow.

David Dickson, infrastructure director at the ScotRail Alliance, said: “We are building the best railway that Scotland has ever had, and that really does apply to all of Scotland.

"The investment we are making to electrify the line between Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa will bring major benefits to customers. We will deliver faster journeys, more seats and better services.”