Moo-ve out of the way! Escaped Highland cow delays Glasgow trains at rush-hour after it wanders onto the tracks
- The highland cow escaped from Pollok Country Park in Glasgow on January 14
- Animal made its way onto the tracks at Busby in East Renfrewshire at 8.48am
- Glasgow City Council assisted Scot Rail in moving cow back to the country park
A highland cow left trains at a standstill today after escaping from a country park and making its way to a railway line in Scotland.
The animal, which escaped from Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, left commuters facing morning delays after it was able to walk onto the tracks at Busby in East Renfrewshire at 8.48am on January 14.
Following the incident, Scot rail took to Twitter to share footage of the cow, which escaped through a breach in a fence, stood on the tracks.
The highland cow, which escaped from Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, stands on the tracks at Busby in East Renfrewshire at 8.48am on January 14
The animal, which escaped through a breach in the fence, looks around at its surroundings and remains on the tracks
During the clip, the large animal was seen standing on the tracks and looking around at its surroundings.
The cow was then filmed walking down the tracks and causing an approaching train to slow down and stop.
Glasgow City Council were later dispatched to the scene and assisted Scot Rail in moving the cow back to the country park.
Following the incident, Network Rail Scotland shared footage of the cow being led back to a field as a member of staff rejoiced: ‘There you go.’
In a tweet Network Rail Scotland wrote: ‘We’ve moved the animal clear of the railway assisted by @GlasgowCC staff. @Scot services are returning to normal, though there is some disruption ongoing at Glasgow Central while trains which were unable to depart are moved from the station.’
The cow begins to walk down the tracks as an approaching trains slows down and eventually stops
Following the incident, the highland cow, which escaped from Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, is assisted back into a field
Glasgow City Council tweeted: ‘The coos have been retrieved and moooved back to Pollol Park. Our cooncil team are working with rail staff to check where the breach in the fence is…maybe they just needed a wee calf!’
The comical scenes, which have since received more than 27,000 views on Twitter, have also seen a number of social media users share their thoughts on the unusual disturbance.
One person wrote: ‘He liked it so much he wanted to stay for heifer and heifer.’
While another commented: ‘Imagine explaining to your work you got delayed because of a cow.’
Elsewhere another user added: ‘Thank goodness no harm done. He can be forgiven.’
ScotRail took to Twitter to share footage of the scene and assure commuters that they would have the cow ‘moooooved’ as soon as they could
Network Rail Scotland later shared footage of the cow being taken back into a field
Following the incident, Glasgow City Council said the cow had been retrieved and moved back to Pollok Park
Social media users shared their comical thoughts on the incident that took place at 8.48am on January 14