SCOTRAIL services faced a second day of chaos across Scotland – after a train derailed at Stonehaven.
We told you earlier this week how the service came off the tracks.
Snaps emerged of the chaotic sceneFUBAR NEWS
The incident happened around 5pm on Wednesday evening – prompting bosses to close the line.
There was significant disruption across the local network after the derailment during the evening rush hour.
And it has had a knock-on effect on services for a second day.
Derailment sparked delays as far as ManchesterFUBAR NEWS
Trains running from Glasgow to Aberdeen were facing disruption – which was expected to last until 3pm.
And it was the same for services going between Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Train derails at Stonehaven sparking travel chaos for commuters as far as MANCHESTER
NetworkRail bosses said that the line between Aberdeen and Dundee remained closed on Friday morning.
And they confirmed that accident investigators would be on the scene to complete a probe.
A spokesperson said on Twitter: “Line between Aberdeen & Dundee remains closed this morning as work to re-rail train at Stonehaven continues.
“When clear, Rail Accident Investigation Branch will complete its investigation and we will assess damage & repair track.
Line between #Aberdeen & #Dundee remains closed this morning as worknto re-rail train at #Stonehaven continues.
When clear, Rail Accident Investigation Branch will complete its investigation and we will assess damage & repair track.
Replacement buses are still in operation. pic.twitter.com/fFSeVeZT4x
— NetworkRail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) October 12, 2018
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“Replacement buses are still in operation.”
It was empty rolling stock so there were no passengers on board. Train crew are all unhurt. Thanks for your concern
— NetworkRail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) October 11, 2018
We told you earlier this week how ScotRail organised replacement buses after the incident.
The ordeal caused knock on effects down south with services between Newcastle and Manchester facing delays.
Rail bosses confirmed that nobody had been hurt as a result of the derailment.
A ScotRail spokesperson said yesterday: “We are sorry to customers for any disruption to their day.
“Busses replace trains between Aberdeen and Dundee.
“Customers are asked to check @ScotRail on Twitter or download our app throughout the day for the latest information.”
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