Rail commuters are experiencing delays after the Caledonian Sleeper train broke down affecting the mainline.
Due to the train fault at Carnoustie the Aberdeen to Edinburgh and Glasgow was blocked and caused a knock-on delay to ScotRail, LNER and Caledonian Sleeper services for most of the day.
A replacement bus service was put in place to deal with the cancellations and delays.
NEW: Due to a broken down sleeper train at Carnoustie, our services through the station (Glasgow/Edinburgh-Aberdeen/Inverurie) are being delayed. We’re expecting disruption until at least 1000 this morning. I'll provide more info ASAP. ^CT pic.twitter.com/YqJnupCxmX
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) August 28, 2019
The broken down train was towed away by a rescue locomotive from Dundee with the line reopening soon afterwards.
Magnus Conn, Serco’s Operations Director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “Our Northbound Highlander service to Aberdeen suffered a locomotive failure at Carnoustie.
“Guests travelling with Caledonian Sleeper have been placed on road transport to allow them to complete their journey. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused our guests and other rail users.”
Commenting on the train failure, a ScotRail spokesperson said: “We’re sorry to our customers who were disrupted as a result of another train operator’s train braking down, and we share their frustrations when these things happen.”