Unsupported browser

For a better experience, please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Highland landslide route set to reopen today

Network Rail has said that the rail line between Fort William and Mallaig will reopen this morning following a week of emergency repairs.

The line was closed on 22 January after 1,000t of material from a slope failure engulfed the rail line and derailed the front bogie of a two carriage train.

Work last week focused on clearing the track so that specialist equipment could be brought in to remove the affected train.

Engineers have worked over the weekend to install additional drainage and carry out track repairs, as well as undertake work to secure the slope above the railway.

“The isolated location, and steepness of the slope above, has made this a complex recovery operation,” said Scot Rail Alliance infrastructure director David Dickson.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.