A LOCAL railway station has been forced to close due to 'very deep' flooding. 

Network Rail announced that both lines at Bowling are currently shut as it is unsafe for trains to run through this area. 

Images shared on the rail provider's X - formerly known as Twitter - account show water levels nearly reaching the platforms.

Engineers are said to be on their way to the station to carry out further inspections. 

Updates will be provided via Network Rail Scotland's social media channels.

We previously told of how trains running through the Dumbarton area were cancelled this morning after a tree fell on the line and caught on fire

The line was closed for several hours whilst teams worked to remove the tree.

It is understood this has now been cleared and the line has reopened.