Tayside and Central Scotland

Freight train derailment in Dundee to cause days of delays

Derailed train Dundee
Image caption Network Rail said it could take until Thursday to fix the line where the engineering train came off the rails

Rail services will be disrupted until Thursday after a freight train derailed in Dundee.

The engineering train came off the tracks between Broughty Ferry and Dundee at 02:20, blocking the line between the city and Carnoustie.

ScotRail said services linking the city with Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh will be disrupted until Thursday while the situation is resolved.

Buses are replacing services between Dundee and Carnoustie.

The engineering train had five interconnected wagons carrying lengthy rails, which makes re-railing it a "complex job". It is estimated to be completed on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for ScotRail Alliance said: "We are really sorry for the inconvenience this will cause our customers. We're working as hard as we can to reopen the line and resume normal service."

Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption The train came off the tracks between Broughty Ferry and Dundee's main railway station

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