Rail mis­ery con­tin­ues

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Dis­rup­tion to Sun­day train ser­vices be­tween Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will con­tinue for a fur­ther three weeks, ScotRail has con­firmed.

Work to re­place track and sig­nal equip­ment be­gan on April 10 and will be re­sumed for the next three Sun­days, fi­nally end­ing on May 1.

The work means all train ser­vices be­tween Bal­loch and Larkhall will make their fi­nal stop at Ruther­glen Train Sta­tion.

For peo­ple trav­el­ling to Cam­bus­lang buses will run be­tween Bridgeton and New­ton and will con­nect with Glas­gow Cen­tral.

There is no train/ bus in­ter­change at Ruther­glen due to the dis­tance be­tween the sta­tion and main road.

The Bal­loch to Mother­well via Whif­flet ser­vice is also af­fected by the works, and will see a bus run be­tween Whif­flet and Mother­well. A 58-year-old man has ap­peared in court charged with per­ma­nently dis­fig­ur­ing a man in an at­tack in Ruther­glen.

Fran­cis Con­nor Glen­cross is ac­cused of as­sault­ing one man and caus­ing se­vere in­jury and per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment to a sec­ond dur­ing an in­ci­dent in the Farme Cross area on Wed­nes­day, March 30.

Glen­cross, from Ruther­glen, made no plea or dec­la­ra­tion when he ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court to face the two charges on Fri­day, April 1.

He was com­mit­ted for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion and re­leased on bail.

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