A collapsed telegraph pole has caused delays for late night travellers.
Fire service reported that an electric pole had caught fire and fallen on the tracks shortly after 7pm.
Services between Aberdeen, Montrose, Glasgow and Edinburgh have all been affected.
A fire spokeswoman said: “An electric power cable caught fire, causing the attached pole to fall onto the tracks between Aberdeen and Newtonhill.
NEW: The Fire Brigade are dealing with a fire near the railway between #Aberdeen and Newtonhill, our staff are en-route to assist. Services between Aberdeen and:
• Glasgow Queen Street may be delayed or revised. pic.twitter.com/sT2daKxekU
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) December 20, 2018
“We had to wait until it was safe to extinguish and used hydraulic equipment to put it out, and trains could not run until the situation had been resolved.”
Passengers were forced to taxi replacement buses or taxis to their locations.
— Johnathan Cowen (@JohnathanCowen) December 20, 2018
The line re-opened shortly after 10pm and services are beginning to return to normal, with a small number of trains still slightly delayed.
More to follow.