The Forth Road Bridge was closed to all vehicles on Friday 4th December due to structural defects in need or urgent repair. This effectively left the Kingdom of Fife isolated from Edinburgh and the South. For many road commuters the best way to get from Fife to Edinburgh and beyond was by rail. To cope with the increased demand at very short notice, from Monday 7th December, DRS were able to support Abellio Scotrail with the provision of 12 additional passenger services per day utilising Class 68’s and Mark II coaches. This gave much needed additional capacity for the rail operator and its customers. The Forth Road Bridge is due to reopen Wednesday 23rd December where DRS will have run 168 extra services providing 58,000 extra seats.