SCOTLAND’S railway network  is open again after the country was hit with severe weather last week.

However, ScotRail bosses have this morning revealed many trains will have fewer carriages than usual during the morning rush-hour after taking a “battering” in the heavy snow.

Describing how “the Best from the East has been defeated,” the national rail provider said: “Our teams have been working day and night over the weekend to make sure the 2,800 miles of track on Scotland’s railway is clear from snow and ice, and safe to run passenger trains.

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“With a near normal service running across the country, there may be minor alterations to services throughout the day.

“You may find some trains have fewer carriages than usual. Our trains have taken a battering from the snow and freezing temperatures in recent days. We continue to remove packed snow and ice from underneath our trains, which can cause train faults.”

The following rush-hour services have, so far, been affected:

ScotRail added: “All of our station car parks are open, though access may be restricted as we continue to work hard to clear away the snow.

“Please consider your options for travel to and from your local station and check your journey before travel.”