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All Scotrail services from Inverness to Wick and Thurso halted after vehicle crashes into rail bridge between Tain and Fearn in Ross-shire


By Alasdair Fraser

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ScotRail services north of Inverness hit by railway bridge crash
ScotRail services north of Inverness hit by railway bridge crash

A vehicle’s collision with a railway bridge has forced the closure of the far north railway line between Inverness and Wick.

Network Rail issued the alert just after noon today after the accident at a rail bridge between Tain and Fearn.

All ScotRail services between Inverness and Caithness were halted while specialist staff journeyed north to assess damage to the railway structure.

A spokesman for Network Rail Scotland said: “We've been forced to close the line between Tain and Fearn following a vehicle colliding with a railway bridge.

“A specialist engineer is on their way to inspect the bridge, but they are a significant distance away.”

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “Due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge between Tain and Fearn all lines are closed.

“Our services between Inverness and Wick will be cancelled, delayed or revised. I'll update you all as soon as I can.”

Travellers are asked to check National Rail Enquiries and Scotrail’s own website for changes to services, with social media service updates at: @nationalrailenq or @ScotRail


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