SCOTRAIL has confirmed that they will be suspended services from Tuesday evening as Storm Jocelyn is set to hit the country.

This means that no trains will run throughout Scotland from 7pm on Tuesday, while rush hour trains on Wednesday morning will also be affected.

Stom Jocelyn is set to hit Scotland with 60-70 miles per hour winds, which could lead to trees and debris falling onto the tracks, making conditions unsafe to operate trains.

Line closures will continue into Wednesday, as staff will perform safety inspections on each route before trains are able to operate, meaning it will be later on Wednesday before any trains can run.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail customer operations director, said: “The heavy wind and ongoing rain hitting most parts of the country mean that it will not be safe for our customers and our staff and all ScotRail train services will be suspended from 7pm tomorrow.

“This is the second withdrawal of train services this week, and we know the impact this has on customers, but the safety of staff and passengers will always be our priority.

“Our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland will again be working flat out to carry out safety checks, and assess what repairs are required to reopen the railway.

“However, customers will be unable to travel early on Wednesday morning, as trains will not be able to operate until the infrastructure has been made safe.

“We will update our website, mobile app, and social media feeds when we have more information, and customers should check for the latest updates before they attempt to travel.”