Track reopens after Glasgow to Oban derailment

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Crane removing derailed train
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A huge crane was brought in on Friday to remove the train

Rail services in Argyll, disrupted after a train came off the tracks eight days ago, have returned to normal.

Eight people were hurt when the Glasgow to Oban service derailed on 6 June, after striking boulders brought down by a landslip.

The accident happened near the Falls of Cruachan power station by Loch Awe.

A crane was brought in on Friday to remove one of the carriages left dangling over a 15m embankment above the A85.

All 60 passengers on board were safely rescued after the train derailed and part of it burst into flames.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has begun a probe into the incident.

Track repairs were carried out over the weekend.

A Network Rail spokesman said services on the line had returned to normal, with the track reopening at 0600BST.

The section of the A85, which was closed after the accident, reopened at about 2030BST on Sunday, Traffic Scotland said.

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