Rail lines re-opened following Edinburgh train derailment

Network Rail re-opened all four rail lines in Princes Street Gardens at approx 0430 hrs this morning – closed overnight to allow removal of a derailed train.

This was earlier than previously advised but welcome as it means that – with a few early morning exceptions – services are able to revert to the normal timetable.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “We are pleased to be able to fully re-open all four affected rail lines a day earlier than originally advised.

“As a result most services are planned to run normally today.”

At 17:55 on Wednesday an out-of-service ScotRail train became derailed on approach to Edinburgh Waverley station.

The front bogey (set of wheels) on the rear train unit left the rail as a result of the incident. The train was carrying no passengers and two crew, neither of whom was injured.



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