Passenger train derailed after hitting landslip in Scotland

Ruth Doherty
Passenger train derailed after hitting landslip in Scotland
Passenger train derailed after hitting landslip in Scotland

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Two Scotrail passenger trains have hit landslips created by heavy rain, causing one to derail in Fife.

The front carriage of the Rosyth to Dunfermline service derailed after it hit a landslip at around 16.00 on Wednesday.

The 30 passengers and two crew on board were not injured in the incident.

Passenger train derailed after hitting landslip in Scotland
Passenger train derailed after hitting landslip in Scotland

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Meanwhile, the 12.56 Oban to Glasgow Queen Street service hit the landslip at about 13.30, but did not derail, and nobody was hurt.

A ScotRail spokeswoman told the BBC: "Passengers were transferred into the rear two coaches, which returned to Oban. We have arranged onward transport so that people can continue their journeys."

And Network Rail said: "Engineers are on site at both locations and will work to restore services for passengers as quickly as possible.

"Sustained and heavy rainfall can change local ground conditions very quickly causing the types of incident we have experienced today."

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