Two missing schoolgirls have been found locked on a train after a desperate all-night search.
Amy Greenan, 12, and a school pal ended up spending the night on the train after falling asleep while travelling back from a day out.
Staff only realised the pair were on the train on Saturday morning (March 21) after they waved down a passer by.
Amy’s mum, Bonnie Louise Greenan, said the two girls were hungry, cold and scared after their overnight ordeal on the locked train.
“It begs the question: how could this happen?” she said. “I thought the trains were meant to be checked from top to bottom at the end of the day.
The 36-year-old mother of five told the Scottish Daily Record : “I was hysterical and have not had a wink of sleep all night. The girls were at school during the day and then they had planned a sleepover later that night. At about 7pm I tried to call her but her phone was dead.
“The same was true with her pal’s phone. Her mum and I both eventually contacted the police when they didn’t show up. It was such a worrying time. One of their other pals told us they had been in Glasgow and were on a Balloch train.
“So I was driving about checking the trains, checking their usual haunts but there was no sign of them at all. Later on the police came to get pictures of Amy and a better description of her."
“First thing in the morning after being up all night, we got a call from the police in Helensburgh saying they had the girls. They had fallen asleep on the train and when the came to, the train was locked.
“They tried to sleep through the night and hopefully alert someone in the morning. On Saturday morning they were about to break the glass when they saw a girl walking past on the platform and they caught her attention.
“She then went and got staff who let them out. They were hysterical. Amy was cold and tired and someone went to Greggs and got her food and a drink. They were scared. She had an old phone and didn’t have the charger for it."
“Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong," Bonnie said. "We are just glad to have them back – to say we were worried sick is an understatement.”
A Scotrail spokeswoman told the Daily Record: "We are assisting Police Scotland with its investigation into this matter.
"It would be inappropriate for us to comment further."
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Due to where they were found, any subsequent investigation would lie with British Transport Police."
British Transport Police have been approached for comment.
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