Driver raises alarm after Scotland derailment

28 November 2005

The driver of a three-carriage train derailed near Moy in the Highlands managed to walk to a road to raise the alarm after a landslip derailed the front carriage of an Inverness to Edinburgh train.

Nine people suffered minor injuries in the injury. The line was re-opened at 0500 on Sunday, but is operating with a 5 mph restriction. The stretch of line between Inverness and Aviemore in the Highlands was closed for almost 24 hours following the derailment at about 0720 GMT on Saturday.

There were 94 people on board the train. The casualties - including the driver - were airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by Royal Air Force helicopter.

His actions and those of other train staff and the emergency services were praised by passengers.

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