Perth to Inverness railway line reopens after derailment repairs

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Network Rail has confirmed that rail services resumed today on the rail line between Perth and Inverness.

The line was closed near Dalwhinnie following a test train derailment on Saturday.

The track damage was caused by the derailed train. Engineers worked on site to put the train back on track and repair the damage to the track.

There were no passengers on the train when the incident occurred and no one was injured in the incident which occurred around 3 a.m. on Saturday.

The Railway Accident Investigation Branch and Network Rail are investigating the cause of the incident.

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail’s Route Director for the Scottish Railway, said: “Our engineers have been on site 24 hours a day since Saturday, working tirelessly to re-route the train and repair the track as quickly as possible so that we can reopen the line on Thursday. .

“I would like to thank our passengers and freight customers for accompanying us as we work to bring services back to service on the Highland Main Line. “

David Simpson, ScotRail COO, said: “We know our customers on essential trips have been affected by the line’s closure, and we’ve done everything we can to keep people moving with alternative arrangements. .

“We have been working closely with our colleagues at Network Rail Scotland to prepare for the reopening of the line, and we look forward to resuming services on Thursday. “

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