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Disruption to ScotRail's Far North Line service from Wick to Inverness after staff member takes ill

By Alasdair Fraser

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Scotrail train.
Scotrail train.

Train travellers on this morning’s early service from Wick to Inverness have been hit by disruption north of Lairg.

The 06:18 ScotRail service due into the Highland capital at 10:39 was initially cancelled after a member of the train staff took ill.

But the Far North Line service will now be reinstated between Lairg and Inverness, leaving the Sutherland village at 08:52.

Replacement buses are running between Wick and Inverness.

A ScotRail spokesman said: “It will no longer call at Wick, Georgemas Junction (from Wick at 06:36), Thurso, Georgemas Junction (towards Inverness at 07:03), Forsinard, Kildonan, Helmsdale, Brora, Golspie and Rogart.

“This is because of a member of on-train staff being taken ill.

“We have organised replacement road transport supplied by Kineils buses, calling all stations from Wick to Lairg, with a drop-off in Inverness.”

The staff shortage will also hit two later trains, with replacement buses operating on the 12:34 Wick to Inverness service and the 18:31 Inverness to Wick service today.

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