Travel: sinkhole affected Edinburgh to Aberdeen train line reopens after repairs

Repairs have been carried out overnight on a sinkhole which appeared underneath a railway track.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 7:50 am

Network Rail said the line passing through Leuchars in Fife would open as planned on Tuesday morning.

The metre-deep sinkhole was filled with stones, with engineers earlier having said three tonnes would be needed for the repair.

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The sinkhole has appeared north of Leuchars in Fife. Picture: Google

Network Rail tweeted: "We've completed repairs to the track at Leuchars, and the line will open as planned this morning. Thanks for your patience."The sinkhole was spotted on Monday morning, causing some rail services to be suspended.

ScotRail, LNER and CrossCountry services were affected, as was the Caledonian Sleeper.