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Tree damages windscreen on Inverness-Edinburgh train

Smashed windscreen Image copyright Duncan Scott

A train travelling from Inverness to Edinburgh was struck by a tree, damaging the engine's windscreen.

The driver and passengers were unhurt in the incident which happened at about 07:30 near the Slochd Summit south of Inverness.

The train, Scotrail's 06:50 service, returned to Inverness and the line was closed until about 08:40.

A speed restriction has been put in place on the stretch of railway involved.

The passengers were able to use their tickets to travel to Edinburgh on East Coast's 07:55 Inverness to Kings Cross service.

A spokeswoman for ScotRail said: "At around 07:30 this morning, ScotRail's 06:50 Inverness to Edinburgh service struck a tree on the line near Slochd.

"No passengers were injured, and the driver was unharmed but understandably shaken."

Image copyright Duncan Scott
Image copyright Duncan Scott

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