A train was brought to a halt yesterday after a man trespassed on the railway line in the outskirts of Inverness.
Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to an area of the track close to Clachnaharry signalling box, shortly before 1.50pm.
A spokesman said: “BTP officers attended the scene and the male was taken off the lines and taken to hospital for treatment.”
Police could not reveal the extent of any injuries to the man or what had caused them.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said it had no record of being called to the scene of the incident yesterday.
One passenger on board the affected train, who was travelling from Inverness to Dingwall, said that their journey had been “abandoned” as a result of the incident.
They added that the train returned to Inverness and that the “poor driver was too shocked to continue”.
A Network Rail spokesman said: “Services travelling between Inverness and Dingwall were disrupted on Monday afternoon due to a trespasser on the line. “Trains were brought to halt to allow the police to safely remove an individual from the railway.
“We understand the inconvenience this incident caused to passengers and worked with the police to resolve the incident as quickly as possible.”
Scotrail also posted a message online shortly after the incident to say there was a trespasser on the line and that disruption was expected until about 6pm.
In a full statement on its website, Scotrail said that the 1.35pm Inverness to Kyle and 5.13pm Kyle to Inverness services were both cancelled. Alternative bus transport was arranged.
According to the statement, the 2pm Inverness to Wick train was running 50 minutes late and did not call at Thurso, and alternative transport was also arranged.
The statement apologised to passengers for the delays.