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Major rail disruption as heavy rainfall forces closure of northern railway line

Posted On: 12 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Heavy flooding has caused major disruption to rail services with trains forced to operate at slow speeds.
Around 100 metres of the track was flooded due to excessive rainfall at the Slochd summit between Aviemore and Carrbridge.
ScotRail services travelling between Inverness and the central belt were forced to terminate at Aviemore for up to two hours this morning.
The line has since reopened but disruption is still expected into the afternoon with trains operating at a 5mph speed limit.
UPDATE: Here's what the NetworkRailSCOT team are dealing with. pic.twitter.com/32pDdXJMFB
- ScotRail November 12, 2019
A ScotRail statement said: “Following a speed restriction because of heavy rain earlier today between Inverness and Carrbridge some lines are now open. Disruption is expected until 3.15pm.
“Train services between Edinburgh and Inverness are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed or revised.”
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