ALL rail services in Inverclyde are to be suspended on Tuesday night in what will be the second full shutdown of ScotRail's network in the space of 48 hours.

Passengers are still awaiting a restart on the Gourock and Wemyss Bay lines after rail bosses opted to cancel all trains nationally after Storm Isha hit last night.

ScotRail warned there would be no rush hour services this morning and said lines would only reopen following safety inspections.

The Gourock/Wemyss Bay line is one of several routes from Glasgow Central which remain closed this evening.

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Network Rail Scotland says further disruption is expected tomorrow, as Storm Jocelyn arrives, bringing winds of up to 65mph to Scotland’s shores.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for Inverclyde tomorrow – one for wind and another for heavy rain.

As a result, a controlled shutdown of all ScotRail services will begin at 7pm tomorrow.

Services will also start later on Wednesday to allow engineers to inspect lines for damage.

Liam Sumpter, route director, Network Rail Scotland, said: “Storm Isha has caused a huge amount of damage across Scotland’s Railway.

“My thanks go to our teams, who’ve been working around-the-clock to remove fallen trees and debris while carrying out both minor and major repairs to damaged infrastructure.

“While we are continuing to re-open routes when it is safe to do so, we unfortunately expect even more disruption in the coming days as Storm Jocelyn arrives in Scotland."

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Phil Campbell, ScotRail customer operations director, said: “This is the second withdrawal of train services this week, and we know the impact this has on customers, but the safety of staff and passengers will always be our priority.

“Our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland will again be working flat out to carry out safety checks, and assess what repairs are required to reopen the railway.

“However, customers will be unable to travel early on Wednesday morning, as trains will not be able to operate until the infrastructure has been made safe.

“We will update our website, mobile app, and social media feeds when we have more information, and customers should check for the latest updates before they attempt to travel.”