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ScotRail confirms disruption on Inverness-Aberdeen railway line after flooding and high water levels recorded between Keith and Huntly, and between Forres and Nairn; flooding comes amid active Highland weather warning from Met Office

By Philip Murray

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FLOODING has brought major disruption to the Inverness-Aberdeen rail line - the second rain-related delay in a matter of days.

ScotRail has warned passengers that trains at the western end of the line are only running between Inverness and Nairn, after flooding between Keith and Elgin and further subsequent flooding between Forres and Nairn.

Confirming the delays, a ScotRail spokesman said that as well as the river flooding east of Elgin, they also had "reports of flooding that’s breached a red marker board on a bridge between Forres and Nairn".

They added: "Services will now run between Inverness and Nairn until further notice. Services also operating between Huntly and Aberdeen.

"We advise customers travelling from Inverness to stations further than Nairn to use Stagecoach East buses direct from Inverness. Just show your valid ticket or Smartcard to the driver when you board the bus."

The disruption comes amid an active Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in the Highlands on Tuesday.

And it follows similar rain-related disruption on the line on Saturday, when a landslip on the line between Keith and Huntly sparked the partial closure of the line.

Related news: Landslip causes rail disruption between Inverness and Aberdeen

Related news: Met Office issues another yellow warning for heavy rain

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