FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at Cardross railway station on Tuesday morning.

Two appliances attended the fire in the station buildings, which broke out just after 8.30am.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 8.32am on Tuesday, January 16 to reports of a fire at Cardross railway station.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised two fire appliances to the incident in Station Road that involved a small fire in an electrical room.

“Firefighters extinguished the fire and left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

ScotRail published a photo on their Twitter feed showing firefighters at the station with smoke clearly visible coming from the station building.

In a statement on their website, ScotRail said: "Cardross station building is closed until further notice due to fire damage. You can't currently buy or collect tickets here.

"Trains are stopping at the station and there's temporary lighting in place but please take extra care."

The village's MSP, Jackie Baillie, said: “This is troubling news for ScotRail staff and customers but I hope that the ticket office will be back open again as soon as possible.

“ScotRail has advised passengers that services will not be affected and, as of Tuesday afternoon, services do seem to be running as normal.

"However given the recent problems we have experienced with delays and station-skipping in Cardross I would encourage all passengers to keep an eye on the ScotRail website for updates before travelling.