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No trains between Fort William and Mallaig until start of service on Monday 13 July

Incident created
25/06/2020 12:33
Last updated
12/07/2020 01:25
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Queen Street / Fort William and Mallaig

 
TOC(s) affected
ScotRail;
Description

Flooding has damaged the railway at Lochailort which means trains are currently unable to run between Fort William and Mallaig.

The estimate for line opening is the start of service on Monday 13 July.

Customer Advice:

Scottish Government advises that public transport remains for essential journeys only, so that key workers and staff can maintain a physical distance from each other. If your journey is not essential, do not travel. If you do require to make an essential journey speak to a member of staff, use the station help point, or contact ScotRail for alternative transport requirements.

Additional Information:

Network Rail engineers are working around-the-clock to repair flood damage at Lochailort on the West Highland line.

The line will remain closed whilst engineers work to rebuild over 80m of railway washed away by severe weather on Thursday, June 25.

More than 1,600 tons of material has been displaced and engineers will have to completely rebuild the supporting embankment, ballast and track before the line can reopen.

You can find more information from Network Rail about the work required here.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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