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Last Updated: Friday, 20 July 2007, 15:00 GMT 16:00 UK
Railway line blocked by landslip
Railway tracks at Achnasheen. Picture courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland
The railway track through Achnasheen in the Highlands
Rail services on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line will be disrupted for more than a week following a landslip.

Network Rail said it could be 10 days before the route reopens.

Heavy rain on Wednesday caused five separate landslips along a 20-mile (32km) stretch of track between Strathcarron and Achnasheen.

First ScotRail is running a bus replacement service on part of the Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh route - between Achnasheen and Strathcarron.

Network Rail said passengers should contact First ScotRail's customer contact centre on 0845 601 5929 or National Rail Enquiries at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk or 08457 484 950 with any queries.


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