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Flooding on Inverness-Aberdeen line washes away section of track between Forres and Elgin; but Kyle Line services can now resume after a landslip west of Dingwall was cleared overnight, ScotRail confirms


By Philip Murray

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A ScotRail train approaches Duirinish station on the Kyle Line.
A ScotRail train approaches Duirinish station on the Kyle Line.

RAIL services on the Kyle Line have resumed after a landslip was cleared overnight – but flooding has washed away track on the Inverness-Aberdeen route passengers have been warned.

ScotRail confirmed this morning that the landslip on the Ross-shire route, which occurred between Dingwall and Fodderty, has now been removed.

But they warned that, although services can now resume on that route, possible delays are expected between Garve and Inverness "because of an emergency speed restriction in place between these stations".

Meanwhile, rail passengers on the Inverness-Aberdeen route have been warned to expect disruption all day on Wednesday after receding flood waters revealed that part of the track had been washed away between Forres and Elgin.

ScotRail said that trains are only running between Inverness and Forres, where the services will terminate. The eastern end of the route will see trains run between Aberdeen and Elgin, where the services will terminate.

Rail tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach bus services running between Inverness and Aberdeen, ScotRail said.

Related news: Landslip closes railway line 'for rest of day'


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