Trains between Aberdeen and Dundee cancelled amid track fault

Engineers are currently working to fix the track with cancellations and delays expected.

Rail passengers warned to expect delays and cancellations after Aberdeen to Dundee line closed iStock

The rail line between Aberdeen and Dundee has been closed as engineers deal with a track defect.

Network Rail announced the route had been shut in both directions just before 5.30pm on Tuesday.

ScotRail announced train passengers could expect delays and cancellations as a result of the emergency work.

The rail provider tweeted: “Due to a track defect, services between Dundee and Aberdeen will be subject to delay and cancellation in both directions. The line is now closed whilst @NetworkRailSCOT carry out necessary inspections to the track.”

ScotRail added that rail tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach services between Dundee and Arbroath.

Network Rail said: “Our engineers are responding to a reported track defect on our Aberdeen – Dundee route.

“Whilst we’re carrying out a safety inspection, both lines will be closed. We will provide a further update as soon as possible.”

Updates can be found on the ScotRail website.

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