Train journeys to and from Auchinleck and New Cumnock have resumed following issues caused by heavy flooding during Storm Gerrit.

ScotRail services on the Glasgow-Carlisle route, via Kilmarnock and Dumfries, had been delayed or cancelled since Wednesday morning.

The issue had also been affecting Sanquhar and Kirkconnel stations, with shuttle buses running between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

Network Rail Scotland said on Friday morning that the Dumfries to Kilmarnock line required "route proving" to ensure it is safe.

And the line reopened at lunchtime on Friday.

However, with a Met Office weather warning in place for heavy rain in the south-west of Scotland on Saturday, December 30, there's a chance journeys by public transport in the area may be affected again.

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