Car struck by train at Renfrew railway line as emergency services race to scene

Car struck by train at Renfrew railway line as emergency services race to scene

Emergency services have been called after a car was hit by a train on tracks near Johnstone.

The alarm was raised at around 6.15am on Saturday with police and fire crews racing to the scene.

Fire crews safely removed the driver of the car from the wreck and passed him into the care of waiting paramedics.

ScotRail is warning of delays and diversions

None of the nine passengers who were travelling on-board the train were hurt but were escorted to safety by firefighters.

There do not appear to be any life-threatening injuries but the track has been closed between Milliken Park and Johnstone.

ScotRail is warning passengers to expect delays and diversions on services from Glasgow Central.

Trains to Ayr, Largs and Ardrossan Harbour services have all been affected with replacement buses in place.

They tweeted: “Due to emergency services dealing with an incident between Milliken Park and Johnstone, the line is currently closed.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A report was received around 6.15am on Saturday, 15 August 2020 that a train had collided with a car near Johnstone, Renfrew.

“Emergency services are in attendance and there does not appear to be any life threatening injuries.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 6.26am on Saturday August 15 to reports of a collision between a car and a train.

“Operations control sent nine appliances in total to Janefield Avenue, Johnstone. Firefighters removed the driver from the car before transferring them into the care of paramedics.

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“There were no other casualties. Crews thereafter escorted nine passengers on-board the train to safety and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene.”

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