Tayside and Central Scotland

Train makes emergency stop at Broughty Ferry due to man on tracks

Train near Broughty Ferry
Image caption The 16:11 service from Glasgow to Arbroath had to stop due to man on the tracks at Broughty Ferry

Police have launched an investigation after a train travelling to Arbroath had to make an emergency stop because a man was standing on the tracks.

The 16:11 service from Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath was forced to brake after the driver spotted the man beside Beach Lane in Broughty Ferry shortly before 18:00 on Thursday.

The man is described as around 5ft 8in, with dark clothing and a hooded top.

Scotrail said incident had only delayed the train by a "few minutes".

Officers have been reviewing CCTV in an effort to trace the man.

A Scotrail spokeswoman said: "The driver spotted a person on the tracks and immediately brought the train to a halt.

"He was able to continue on to Arbroath just a few minutes later."

Police Scotland said the matter had now been handed over to British Transport Police.

A BTP spokesman said: "Shortly after 18.00 BTP received a report from the driver of a train that a man was trespassing on the railway line in the vicinity of Broughty Ferry Yacht Club.

"Police attended the area in an effort to trace him. However, he had made off and enquiries are ongoing."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites