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Passenger hurt as train hits flood in East Ayrshire

Train in floodwater Image copyright FirstScotRail
Image caption The train stopped after hitting water on the line

A passenger was hurt when a train came to a halt after striking flood water on a rail line in East Ayrshire.

ScotRail said the passenger was treated "for a minor head injury" following the incident near Mauchline, between Kilmarnock and Auchinleck, on Sunday.

The train operator said the 22:12 Glasgow Central to Carlisle service "came to a halt after striking a large volume of water" on the line.

Passengers were taken off the train by fire crews.

A spokeswoman for ScotRail said: "We are currently working with Network Rail to move the train and re-open the line as soon as possible."

The flooding is expected to cause disruption throughout Monday and replacement buses have been arranged to transport passengers between Dumfries and Kilmarnock and stations in between.

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