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Wick to Inverness line closed yesterday due to fatality

By David G Scott

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Far north railway services suffered disruption yesterday after a woman was pronounced dead on the line near Inverness.

Emergency services including police and paramedics were in attendance at the scene at Delmore, near Clachnaharry, west of Inverness.

A Network Rail response unit was also at the scene.

A fatality occurred on the Wick to Inverness railway line yesterday.
A fatality occurred on the Wick to Inverness railway line yesterday.

British Transport Police confirmed officers were called to the line near Inverness at 1pm yesterday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A spokeswoman said: "Paramedics also attended, and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are currently working to identify the deceased and establish the full circumstances behind their death."

A spokesperson for ScotRail said: "Services between Inverness – Wick, and between Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh were subject to delay and alteration between around 1330 and 2000 yesterday while the emergency services attended an incident between Inverness and Dingwall. The line was closed during this time. We arranged replacement buses to keep customers moving."

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