Landslip near Slochd

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philjo

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Scotrail website:

Owing to flooding between Inverness and Aviemore:
Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be delayed or terminated at and started back from Aviemore at short notice. Disruption is expected until 23:59 01/05.
Customer Advice:
Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Inverness and Aviemore in both directions until further notice.
Additional Information:
Please note the estimate for normal work resuming is the beginning of service on Wednesday 2nd May. Alternative transport in place from Aviemore to Inverness and from Inverness to Perth, setting down only. Please note journey times are being extended up to an hour as a result of this disruption. Passengers please check with station staff or use the help points at stations for further information. Alternatively passengers travelling between Inverness and Edinburgh and Glasgow can travel between Inverness and Aberdeen for a forwarding connection. The next train services from Inverness to Aberdeen depart Inverness at 14.27 and 15.21 for train connections from Aberdeen to Queen St at 15.33, 16.37, 17.36 and 18.30 and from Aberdeen to Edinburgh at 16.03, 17.07 and 19.09. The next train services from Perth to Aberdeen depart Perth at 14.38 and 15.37 for a train connection from Aberdeen to Inverness, departing Aberdeen at 15.30, 17.18 and 18.20.

No mention yet if the Inverness sleeper will divert via Aberdeen.
 
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At least no train drove into it this time, that's one thing. Last time there was a landslide on the HML a Turbostar from INV - EDB drove into it (2007 I think, roughly).
 

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When I was in Inverness a few hours ago, the HST was still in platform 1.

The sleeper to London is being diverted via Aberdeen and Fife.

I guess they could also send the HST via Aberdeen but I don't know if HST's are cleared for Inverness - Aberdeen.

*Edit*
Oops, didn't see other thread.
 

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Up sleeper (to London) is being diverted via Aberdeen, pax from south of Aviemore to travel on 21.01 Aviemore to Glasgow service, changing at Stirling for a replacement bus to Edinburgh, to connect with the sleeper.

Im assuming it will be same in the down direction (to Inverness).
 

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When I was in Inverness a few hours ago, the HST was still in platform 1.

The sleeper to London is being diverted via Aberdeen and Fife.

I guess they could also send the HST via Aberdeen but I don't know if HST's are cleared for Inverness - Aberdeen.
It departed at 1600 ECS to Aberdeen. Not sure what they'll do with it there.
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Also the northbound Tesco container train got as far as Kingussie, forgot to check what happened to that.
 

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Here is a picture of the landslip caused by rain at Carrbridge between Inverness and Aviemore

https://twitter.com/#!/ScotRail/status/195859933659529216/photo/1


Is it true that an East Coast HST is stranded now up In Inverness?

And what will happen to the inverness portion (up and down) of the Cally sleeper tonight? Im guessing it will be cancelled,

Also, the line is not expected to re open until Wed 2nd May
That really is something of a landslide....am I right in thinking the green cable left dangling is one of the fibre optic signalling cables?
 

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That really is something of a landslide....am I right in thinking the green cable left dangling is one of the fibre optic signalling cables?
it is indeed a fibre optic cable, but i've always been led to believe it belongs to utility companies rather than signalling.
 

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Now that would be a surprise.
Fancy going up there in this weather , working shifts over the weekend / overnight , and restoring the line ............?

NR do their best to keep the trains running , not particularly easy I suspect in an isolated area like this , logistically bringing in many tons of ballast etc to restore the route. Comments like that are not helpfull.
 

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i'd imagine they'd want to put some gabion baskets in there to stabilise it, looks as though you could dump all the ballast in the world on there and it'd just head straight down the hill.
 

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it would be rather awkward- in some parts the modern A9 takes a slightly different route to the old road, so there's diversion posibilities. In extremis, there would have to be a lengthy diversion via Nairn.
 

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Fancy going up there in this weather , working shifts over the weekend / overnight , and restoring the line ............?

NR do their best to keep the trains running , not particularly easy I suspect in an isolated area like this , logistically bringing in many tons of ballast etc to restore the route. Comments like that are not helpfull.
Yes I know
Done that for the last 20 years on track renewals.
It was more the comment that NWR are good at what they do.
 
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Landslides have blocked both the Line to Nairn and Aviemore, with an HST stranded for 3-4 days, that was 2-3 years ago.

The snow last year and year before closed everything, A9 and Aviemore, Trains were only going as far as Elgin from Inverness, the adverts said, no alternative transport is being provided. Can be annoying, but its not the end of the world if we are cut off, all 4,236 Tescos in Inverness were running low on bread though!

I would say the A9 is blocked more often the the Highland Main Line is, majority of times as said, diversions are easy, but if its between Dalwhinnie and Blair Atholl(Drumochter Pass) then you have to take the A82 or go via Aberdeen. We are Isolated but its the same distance from Inverness to Edinburgh as it is from London to Stoke on Trent, So its not that far,
 
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