Reports are coming in of an Aberdeen train stopping on the line after hitting something on the track.
The Inverness- Aberdeen train stopped near Insch after hitting a pheasant at Kennethmont.
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) March 9, 2016
A police spokesperson said the train is “unable to continue” after sustaining damage.
A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “the 05:54 Inverness – Aberdeen train struck a pheasant between Huntly and Insch, sustaining an air leak which means the train cannot proceed.
“There are 132 passengers on board.
“As this happened on a section of double track, we are bringing a train alongside and will transfer all passengers and take them to Huntly. We’ve arranged buses to help them complete their journeys.”
Leanne Carter who was a passenger on the train sent us this photograph showing a solitary feather from the bird.