Moove Over: Cattle on Tracks Cause Rush-Hour Delays on Scottish Railway

A pair of Highland cattle caused rush-hour delays to train services in Glasgow, Scotland, after they escaped from a park in the city’s southern suburbs.

ScotRail said it received “reports of a couple of Highland cows on the railway line” shortly before 9 am on January 14.

One of the animals, an “absolute unit” of a specimen in the words of a ScotRail tweet, can be seen in this footage, taken on the tracks near Pollokshaws West station. The station is near Pollok Country Park, from where the animals escaped.

Two trains can be seen in the video, not going anywhere. ScotRail tweeted: “It’s not safe to attempt to pass the area at the moment. In this picture, you can see trains on both tracks are being held.”

By 10 am, the cattle had been retrieved and “mooved” back to the park, Glasgow City Council said. Credit: ScotRail via Storyful