Rail commuters to Perth had a rough ride to work yesterday, when a fire during the night led to all trains being cancelled between Perth and Dundee.
Buses were laid on to help travellers get to their destinations, but delays were widespread.
The cause of the line being closed was a fire next to the track in the Longforgan area which caused “significant”damage to the signalling system on Wednesday night.
Twenty-five services were set to be suspended between Perth and Dundee during the course of yesterday.
Repairs were still being carried out as the PA went to press yesterday.
Scotrail apologised to passengers, many of whom were heading to Perth: “We are sorry that you have been delayed.
“You can make a claim if you have been delayed over 30 minutes by visiting ScotRail.co.uk/delay-repay.”
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Services have been disrupted by significant damage to signalling cables following an overnight line-side fire near Longforgan.
“Our engineers have been on site throughout the incident assisting the fire service and now working to repair the damaged equipment.
“We will restore normal services as quickly as possible for customers.”