Edinburgh commuters face delays due to 'trespassers on the railway'

Services between Edinburgh and East Lothian were running at reduced speeds
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Trains between Edinburgh and East Lothian were running at a "reduced speed" on Thursday, with passengers facing delays.

This came after trespassers made their way onto the line between Wallyford and Prestonpans. Delays of up to the 25 minutes were expected from around 5pm.

Some journeys were also being cancelled. Those who had purchased tickets were told they may be able to receive compensation.

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National Rail updated passengers on their site: "Trespassers on the railway between Wallyford and Prestonpans means trains have to run at reduced speed. As a result of this, trains between Edinburgh and North Berwick/Dunbar may be cancelled, delayed by up to 25 minutes or revised.

"Disruption is expected until 18:30. Check before you travel: You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

"Compensation: You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim."

ScotRail added: "NEW: We're working closely with the emergency services to deal with an incident between Wallyford and Prestonpans, so services will have to run through this area at a reduced speed."