Train services from Helensburgh to Edinburgh will be disrupted for several days later this month, ScotRail has warned.

Trains from Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh Waverley will terminate at Bathgate from Monday, January 29 until Thursday, February 1.

This is due to Network Rail installing a specialist netting system on a rock cutting above the railway near Ratho to help prevent debris falling on the line.

Passengers looking to travel to Edinburgh from Helensburgh on a direct service will now have to stop in Glasgow and get a train from Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street – as direct routes and services via Shotts will be unaffected.

Other plans for alternative travel – such as replacement bus and tram services - are being finalised.

ScotRail is advising that customers only travel for essential journeys on the route and have asked passengers to be aware that services are expected to be busy.