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Network rail aim to resume full service tomorrow as work continues to re-rail train near Stonehaven

Thursday October 11th 2018 at 6:26 AM

Network rail have said they hope to run a full service tomorrow as work continues to put a derailed train near Stonehaven back on the tracks.

All trains between Aberdeen and Dundee have been cancelled until the end of the day to allow for the investigation and for any repairs needed to be made.

A picture of the derailed train last night. Credit: Twitter user @MarkTee83.

Only crew were on board the empty passenger train last night when it derailed during rush hour, and none were hurt.

Experts from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch had to wait until it got light this morning to examine the scene.

Engineers are now being allowed to begin using lifting equipment to re-rail the train, so they can clear the track.

The track will not reopen until repairs have been made.

An update on Scotrail’s website said: “Due to a derailed train at Stonehaven all lines are closed.

“Disruption is expected until the end of the day. 

“All stations between Dundee and Aberdeen will not be served. 

“We won’t be able to get the train re-railed until daylight hours today and once the train has been removed, we’ll need to inspect the track for damage and make repairs.”

Bus replacements have been laid on by the rail operator at both Aberdeen and Dundee, which a spokesperson said “will mirror the current timetable as closely as possible”.

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