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Train cancelled after lorry hit railway bridge in Inverness

By Federica Stefani

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Railway bridge over Shore Street. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Railway bridge over Shore Street. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Train passengers on the Far North Line suffered some disruption today after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Inverness this afternoon.

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The incident involved a HGV hit the railway bridge at Shore Street happened at around 2pm, which prompted the temporary closure of the line.

The 14.50 Invergordon to Inverness train and the 15.51 Inverness to Invergordon service were both cancelled to allow inspections of the bridge.

According to a Network Rail spokesperson the vehicle was able to get out from under the bridge but suffered some damage.

The bridge and railway line are now re-open and normal services have resumed.

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