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Floods bring Caledonian Sleeper nightmares for London-bound travellers from Inverness, Fort William and Aberdeen

By Alasdair Fraser

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Caledonian Sleeper services from the Highlands and Aberdeen tonight have been cancelled.

The operator of the Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness overnight trains to London Euston said flooding that closed the west coast mainline earlier today prevented the trains making their way north to be ready for passengers.

The firm is promising to issue automatic refunds for all cancelled tickets.

A spokeswoman for the Caledonian Sleeper service said: “We are sorry to advise that tonight’s services from Inverness, Aberdeen and Fort William to London Euston have been cancelled.

“The West Coast Main Line is closed due to flooding.

“The heavy rainfall last night has meant that we were unable to run our trains up to Inverness, Aberdeen and Fort William this morning. For these reasons, we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel tonight’s services.

“All tickets will be cancelled, and a full refund issued.

“If you booked directly with us, the refund will be automatically returned to the card you made payment with.

“If you have any questions or if you are experiencing difficulties because of this cancellation, please contact us on Live Chat.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause.

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