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Rail service disruption eases after broken down train cleared from Highland Mainline

By Staff Reporter


RAIL services on the Highland mainline have begun to return to normal after a broken down freight train caused major delays this morning.

The breakdown, near Kingussie, caused serious disruption to services from Inverness to Glasgow and Edinburgh - with some trains being cancelled.

Replacement buses were introduced along the route.

The freight train broke down at around 8.20am, with an engine fault thought to be the problem.

A ScotRail spokesman said: “We’re sorry to customers who’ve been caught up in disruption caused by a broken down freight train, and share their frustrations when this happens.

“We’re doing everything we can to keep people moving, and anyone delayed by 30 minutes or more is entitled to claim money back through our Delay Repay Guarantee.”

The line was cleared by midday but some disruption continued through into lunchtime.

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