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Trains still flooded-out at Kingussie


By Tom Ramage

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Latest from ScotRail after today's closed line was that there would be no trains through Badenoch until noon tomorrow – if the water started subsiding.

So close to the line: the Gynack Burn continued rising under the Highland Line this afternoon (David Macleod)
So close to the line: the Gynack Burn continued rising under the Highland Line this afternoon (David Macleod)

"Because of forecasted severe weather between Perth and Inverness," the operators' statement said this afternoon, "all lines are closed.

"Disruption is expected to last until around 12:00 tomorrow.

Major disruption continues
Major disruption continues

"Train services between Edinburgh and Inverness will be delayed or revised."

With the rain still rising – and the Gynack touching the bridge now on the north side of Kingussie Station – passengers are all being advised by Network Rail that the line remains closed in the Kingussie area because of flooding.

Kingussie's Gynack Burn at 3pm today
Kingussie's Gynack Burn at 3pm today

"No trains will operate until water levels have dropped.

"Because of extremely limited transport availability customers should make alternative arrangements where possible.

Map of major disruption on the Highland Line
Map of major disruption on the Highland Line

"If customers wish to postpone travel tickets dated today, Monday 5th February will be valued for travel on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th."


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