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Landslips cause Scottish rail chaos

Several landslips on the Scottish rail network following heavy rain have caused the closure of some lines and rail delays on services on the West Coast and East Coast Mainlines in northern England. One landslide is reported to have caused a freight train to have derailed at Tulloch on the West Highland line.

The landslip at Tulloch is understood to have caused the 24 wagon freight train to have derailed and is affecting services between Glasgow and Fort William.

Another landslip between Arrochar and Ardlui is affecting services from Glasgow to Oban and Mallaig.

Services between Glasgow and Newcastle on the East Coast Mainline have also been disrupted following two landslips - one at Scremerston in Northumberland and one at Spittal, south of Berwick. West Coast services are also facing delays after two landslides in the Lake District.

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