Weekend rail services between Dundee and Aberdeen are facing a Sunday shutdown over six weekends as crucial multi-million pound upgrade works are carried out on an Angus level crossing.
Rail chiefs are to compensate Fife's fed-up passengers with cheaper fares, but only for two months.
Rail services were temporarily suspended after a vehicle hit a bridge in Burntisland.
ScotRail has come under increasing pressure to end the practice of trains skipping stations, repeatedly leaving Fife commuters stranded at rush hour.
Train services on the East Coast mainline were disrupted after a train struck a fallen tree near Burntisland.
Scotland’s transport minister is to be pressed over “shocking” rail performance statistics for Angus stations.