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Inverness trains set to get back on track following landslip

By Helen Bushnell

The damage by caused by the landslip at Carrbridge
The damage by caused by the landslip at Carrbridge

TRAIN services disrupted by a landslip between the Slochd and Carrbridge are expected to return to normal by Tuesday afternoon.

Rail passengers have been forced to travel on replacement buses between Inverness and Aviemore after a landslip undermined the line on Friday morning.

It was originally anticipated train services would not return to normal until Wednesday.

However, Network Rail revealed today that work has been progressing well and it now expects usual train services to be back up and running by 2pm tomorrow (Tuesday).

Engineers have been working round the clock to fix the damage. Repairs involve more than 2,000 tons of rock armouring being installed to stabilise the affected area after a 60ft section of the railway lineside gave way shortly after 8am on Friday morning due to heavy rain.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "Work has been progressing well and the weather has been favourable so we expect to be fully operational by 2pm tomorrow."

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