Service resumes after Inverkeilor derailment

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TRAINS are now running to a normal service this morning (Tuesday) after a train derailed at Inverkeilor on Sunday morning.

No trains were running to and from Arbroath on Sunday or yesterday (Monday) due to the incident which happened on Sunday’s 8.04 a.m. Cross Country service from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

The train was heading for Montrose when it came off the tracks at 9.45 a.m. at Inverkeilor.

The line was closed while investigations were carried out into the cause of the incident but trains started running again to and from Arbroath first thing this morning.

Yesterday a bus replacement service was running between Dundee and Montrose adding up to an hour on journey times.

A statement from operating company Cross Country said: “The front wheels of the train became derailed, but the train remained upright. There were 36 passengers and two crew members on board. There are no reports of any injuries.

“Emergency services attended the site along with rail personnel. Arrangements are being made to take passengers from the train and on to their destinations.

“Rail services are currently suspended in the area and replacement road transport is being arranged. A full investigation will be undertaken to determine the cause of the incident.”