A freight train carrying industrial pipes derailed just before 0800 today (February 6), at Georgemas Junction on the Far North Line.
In a statement, Network Rail said: “The freight engine’s front bogie became derailed while the engine was moving a portion of the train’s freight wagons into a sidings.
“The engine was travelling at a very low speed when the incident occurred and no one has been injured in the incident.”
NR added that engineers and re-railing equipment will move to the site to re-rail the locomotive, and to remove the wagons. This is blocking the line to Wick and Thurso.
It was unable to reveal exactly when repairs would be complete.