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Glenfinnan landslip train successfully moved

Image copyright Networkrail Scotland

A train caught up in a landslip on the West Highland Line has been moved.

Five passengers were on board when the train came off the track early on Monday morning. No-one was injured.

The line was left blocked by tonnes of stone and mud at Loch Eilt between Arisaig and Glenfinnan.

Engineers have now cleared the landslip from around the trapped train, re-railed it using specialist machinery, and removed it from the incident site.

NetworkRail Scotland said good progress had been made on repairing the damage done to the line but further work still needed to be done to stabilise the slope.

It is hoped the line will reopen on Monday.

Image taken by a drone of train stuck in landslip Image copyright NetworkRail Scotland
Image caption The train became trapped by tonnes of mud and stone on Monday morning

Images are copyrighted to NetworkRail Scotland.

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