ScotRails HST InterCity Derailment in Stonehaven

(C) BBC Scotland/PA Wire

This morning news reports have been flooding in of an incident along a stretch of railway line in Aberdeenshire. The 06.38 Aberdeen to Glasgow Scotrail service derailed in the Stonehaven area due to recent adverse weather conditions.

There are reports that the police and emergency services are in attendance at the scene of the accident along with two air ambulances. The emergency services arrived around 09.45am at the scene and will remain there until further notice. It was believed that there were approximately 15 passengers on the train and only one confirmed death.

MSP Liam Kerr said: “I’m absolutely shocked to hear about this frightening incident which has resulted in passengers being injured. The North East has faced extreme weather conditions and it is paramount that checks are made to the track to ensure it is safe for rail travel to commence.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “This is an extremely serious incident. I’ve had an initial report from Network Rail and the emergency services and I am being kept updated. All my thoughts are with those involved.”

Our thoughts at Rail Traveller go out to anyone effected by the incident this morning.

Edited by P.Bowry.

 

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