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Inverness-Aberdeen route and Highland Mainline face weather-related speed cuts, ScotRail warns

By Philip Murray

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Warnings of disruptive thunderstorms and torrential rain have sparked moves to bring in reduced speed limits on several Highland railway routes.

Passengers on the Kyle, Far North, Highland and Inverness-Aberdeen lines have been warned that these restrictions are likely to lead to delays and longer than normal journey times.

The reduced speed limits will be in force until Thursday morning, ScotRail revealed.

A spokesman said: "The Met Office is forecasting heavy and prolonged rainfall in the north of Scotland between Tuesday and Thursday.

"Due to this, speed restrictions will be in force in the following areas:

  • "On the Aberdeen-Inverness line between Elgin and Keith from now until 10am Thursday.
  • "On the Highland line between Perth and Blair Atholl from now until 4pm Wednesday.
  • "On the Aberdeen-Inverness line between Forres and Inverness from 11am tomorrow until 8am Thursday.
  • "On the Highland line between Culloden and Inverness from 11:00 tomorrow until 08:00 Thursday.
  • "On the Kyle line between Dingwall & Strathcarron from 11:00 tomorrow until 08:00 Thursday.
  • "On the Wick line between Inverness & Alness from 11:00 tomorrow until 08:00 Thursday.

"Due to the speed restrictions being in place, journey times on these routes will be extended. Please check our website or the app for journey information."

For more information visit www.scotrail.co.uk or http://journeycheck.com/scotrail.

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