Trains will be running between Fort William and Mallaig again from Monday as engineers make good progress on repairing damage caused by the landslip near Glenfinnan.
More than 1,000 tonnes of stone and mud landed on the track after the mountainside above the railway gave way overnight last Sunday into Monday.
The landslip happened between Glenfinnan and Lochailort and none of the five passengers on board at the time were injured.
Engineers have now cleared the landslip from around the trapped train at #Glenfinnan,
The team have re-railed the vehicle using specialist machinery and removed it from the incident site. pic.twitter.com/0SkNH8GKnQ
— NetworkRail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) 26 January 2018
Passengers were collected from the train by a specially adapted Land Rover which can go on the rail tracks.
Engineers have now cleared the material away from a train which struck the landslip, rerailed the vehicle using specialist machinery and removed it from the incident site.
Over the next two days they will install extra drainage around the area, make repairs to the track and undertake further work to secure the slope above the line.
David Dickson, ScotRail Alliance infrastructure director, said: “Our engineers will be working hard throughout the weekend to reopen the line for customers.
“The recovery operation is progressing to plan and we remain confident that we will be able to reopen the line for customers from the start of service on Monday.
“The isolated location, and steepness of the slope above, has made this a complex recovery operation and we are grateful to customers for the patience they have shown during this period of disruption.”
There is a replacement bus service between Fort William and Mallaig.