The train line from Kilmarnock to Dumfries has been closed since Monday, February 10 due to a landslip that occurred between Sanquhar and Dumfries.

The landslip occurred as a result of the severe weather brought by Storm Ciara earlier in the week. Today marks the third day of closure and passengers may have to wait a few days yet before normal service is resumed.

Network Rail, who manage the line, have specialist engineers on-site to determine the extent of the damage and they are yet to confirm if the slope has stopped moving.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “Our engineers are assessing the scale of the landslip and putting plans in place to repair the line. We’ll reopen the railway as quickly as possible for customers.”

They're unable to put a firm timescale on reopening at this point as they'll still need to assess any wider damage caused to the embankment before they can begin repairs.

In the meantime, trains are continuing to run between Dumfries and Carlisle and between Kilmarnock and Glasgow, with a replacement bus operating between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.