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Network Rail have confirmed that train services resumed today on the railway line between Perth and Inverness.
The line was closed near Dalwhinnie following the derailment of a test train on Saturday.
Damage to the track was caused by the derailed train. Engineers have been working on-site to re-rail the train and repair the damage caused to the track.
There were no passengers on board the train when the incident occurred and nobody was injured in the incident which occurred around 3 am on Saturday.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch along with Network Rail are investigating the cause of the incident.
Liam Sumpter, Network Rail’s Route Director for Scotland’s Railway, said: “Our engineers have been on site round the clock since Saturday, working tirelessly to re-rail the train and fix the track as quickly as possible so we can reopen the line on Thursday.
“I would like to thank our passengers and freight customers for bearing with us as we work to get services up and running again on the Highland Main Line.”
David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “We know our customers making essential journeys were affected by the line closure, and we did everything possible to keep people moving with alternative arrangements.
“We have worked closely with our colleagues in Network Rail Scotland to prepare for the reopening of the line, and we look forward to returning services on Thursday.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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