Man found dead next to railway line

Inveramsay Bridge: It was close to the bridge that the body of a man was found next to the railway line.
Inveramsay Bridge: It was close to the bridge that the body of a man was found next to the railway line.

A SECOND incident on the Inverness to Aberdeen railway line in the past three months has claimed another victim, after a man died early on Monday morning after being hit by the Inverness to Edinburgh train travelling on the line.

The fatality occurred at the Inveramsay Bridge after 6am on Monday (March 25), and is currently being investigated by British Transport Police. At the time of going to press the identity of the man had not been released by Police. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

It follows another fatality that happened on December 27 last year when a woman was killed at Tyvelty, just outside Kintore.

The Inveramsay incident led to disruption to services on Monday, until the line was re-opened after 11am, with ScotRail advising passengers to seek alternative forms of transport. The Inverurie to Aberdeen service resumed at 10.57am and by early afternoon services at Inverurie Station had returned to normal.

British Transport Police confirmed that the incident had occurred close to Inveramsay Bridge, that enquiries were ongoing, abut that the man had been pronounced dead at the scene.

Grampian Police confirmed the news and said that that a report would be sent to the appropriate authorities in due course.

ScotRail had issued an apology for what they described as a “sad incident”, to passengers affected by the delays.