Driver crashing into tree halts Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh trains

Six ScotRail trains were cancelled or delayed today after a tree branch blocked the railway near Stromeferry

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 2:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 8:59 pm
The incident happened close to the avalanche shelter on the line. Picture: Peter Moore/Creative Commons
The incident happened close to the avalanche shelter on the line. Picture: Peter Moore/Creative Commons

A car crashed off the A890 into a tree which bent across the rail line, halting trains.

No one was injured in the incident, which was reported around 11:45am.

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The road was also closed while police and firefighters recovered the vehicle.

It had crashed down an embankment towards the line.

The incident led to the cancellation or part cancellation of four ScotRail trains and delays to two others.

Police Scotland said the incident happened near an avalanche shelter over the road and railway.

Network Rail said the vehicle had crashed off the road down an embankment in a wooded area.

It hit a tree and a branch was pushed over so it leaned across the track.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “It is too close to the line for trains to go through.”

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