A 76-YEAR-OLD woman is the subject of a police report after a car ploughed through a fence on to a vital railway line in and out of West Dunbartonshire.

The incident happened near Bowling railway station at around 4.30pm on Thursday afternoon and prompted a response from the emergency services.

ScotRail said that contrary to initial reports, one train did not make an emergency stop. They did reveal, though, that one driver stopped his train in order to assess the situation.

ScotRail announced news of the disruption on their Twitter feed and stated that commuters’ journeys were likely to be disrupted until at least 8pm.

The red car had been removed from a bend in the track by 5.30pm, but disruption continued past the end of the evening rush hour due to trains and crews being out of position.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police added: “We were called at around 4.30pm to reports that a car had driven onto the railway tracks near Bowling railway station. Fortunately, no one was injured.

“A 76-year-old woman was reported for careless driving.”

In addition, drivers faced disruption to their journeys on Thursday evening after the M8 was closed in both directions between Cardonald and Hillington.

The motorway reopened at around 5.10pm but motorists were warned to expect long delays.