A reminder this morning that all Fife train services are cancelled today and tomorrow as Storm Babet brings severe weather to much of the country.

Lines in the north, north east and east of Scotland are all closed, including the Fife Circle.

Much of Fife is covered by a Met Office amber weather warning for rain for the next couple of days, with a further warning for string winds in place until Saturday.

Engineers will inspect the affected lines on Saturday morning for any damage, and will reopen them as soon as it’s safe to do so. Scotland’s Railway will use a combination of locomotives, foot patrols and helicopter inspections to do this.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Scotland route director, said: “Our top priority is the safety of our passengers and colleagues, so we’ll close lines in the worst affected areas and introduce speed restrictions in others as a precaution.

“Our engineers will thoroughly inspect the network for any damage before we reopen the lines and restart train services.

“Weather specialists, based in our control room, will monitor conditions closely throughout Thursday and Friday, and our teams on the ground will be ready to deal with any issues Storm Babet may cause.”

Passengers should check their journey before travelling at National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.