Trains disrupted by derailment

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Commuters are today (Monday) facing hours of travel chaos between Dundee and Aberdeen after a freight train derailed outside Broughty Ferry.

An engineering train went off the tracks at 2.20am this morning (Monday) around a mile north of the Dundee station on the track to Broughty Ferry.

The latest Tweet from Network Rail said: “#camperdown we’re working to re-rail the wagons but it is a complex job as 5 wagons were carrying continuous rail so are inter connected.

“#camperdown once the wagons are re-railed we’ll fix the track & estimate the line will reopen Thursday morning. Sorry for the disruption.”

Engineers have been working throughout the day to fix the problem after the freight train carrying train rails came off the tracks.

It is understood there were no injuries as a result of the derailment, and the Scottish Ambulance Service say they were not called to the scene.

Trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow had to terminate at Dundee through the morning rush hour and were expected to stop there for most of the day.

From the north, central Scotland bound trains from Aberdeen ended at Carnoustie, with “limited” replacement buses running from the Angus town to Dundee.

A spokesman for Scotrail said: “Due to a derailed freight train at Dundee. Trains between Glasgow/Edinburgh and Aberdeen may be cancelled/revised until end of today.

“Trains from Glasgow/Edinburgh-Aberdeen trains will terminate at Dundee. Aberdeen-Glasgow/Edinburgh will terminate at Carnoustie

“We’re working to secure replacement transport btwn Carnoustie and Dundee. Please check your journey usinghttp://JourneyCheck.com/ScotRail.

“Very limited replacement transport secured at moment. Passengers advised to make their own alternative plans if possible.”

A spokeswoman for the ScotRail Alliance said: “We apologise to customers affected by this disruption and are working hard to reopen the line and resume normal service. Passengers are advised to check www.scotrail.co.uk for updates.”