Ayrshire commuters had to find alternative ways of getting home from work after heavy weather caused flooding on the railway.

ScotRail warned hopeful travellers that disruption on the Glasgow to Ardrossan and Ayr routes was making the service unreliable and that the train operator had no alternative transport available.

ScotRail had to advise all passengers to consider delaying travel until further notice due to the severity of the disruption.

Network Rail had to close the Ardrossan Harbour branch due to the height of the floodwater.

A photo shows the swollen river above the red safety marker.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: A photo shows the swollen river above the red safety marker.A photo shows the swollen river above the red safety marker.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "We're monitoring water levels closely on this bridge on the Ardrossan Harbour branch. It's above the red marker which means the line has been closed until it can be inspected safely."

The disruption came just a day after ScotRail introduced a near-normal service across the country, with 90 per cent of services running for the first time since before the COVID-19 lockdown in March.

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Following a day of heavy rain, flooding has badly disrupted transport across Ayrshire.

Main Road in Glengarnock was closed and the police warned drivers to take care due to dangerous conditions.

Heavy weather across the country has seen widespread disruption with major problems still affecting the Glasgow to Edinburgh line, as well as northern routes.

A landslip closed the West Highland Line near Helensburgh. A level crossing was damaged and Network Rail teams had to clear debris before checking the line was safe.

The Glasgow to Ayr route is now operating as normal, according to the latest live updates from ScotRail's route map.