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Far North Line and Highland Mainline ScotRail services suffer disruption caused by signal fault and late freight train respectively; two Far North Line services cancelled after completing part of their Inverness-Wick journeys; early Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness service forced to terminate at Perth, with bus replacement to stations north

By Philip Murray

A ScotRail train pulls into a station (file image).
A ScotRail train pulls into a station (file image).

RAIL passengers were hit by disruption on a number of services in and out of Inverness this morning - on both the Far North and Highland mainlines.

Signalling faults caused misery for passengers on a couple of Far North Line rail services.

The 6.18am Wick to Inverness service was terminated at Georgemas Junction and the 7am Inverness to Wick train was terminated at Ardgay due to the fault with the signalling system.

And passengers on services between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness were hit by disruption caused by a late running freight train. The issue was exacerbated by the single track Highland mainline, and limited passing loops.

It meant the 7.07am Queen Street to Inverness service terminated at Perth, with a bus replacement service heading north out of Perth at 9.20am for affected passengers. ScotRail said the disruption on the line was expected to last until around 10am.

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