UPDATE: In a post at 1.30pm, Network Rail Scotland said that the gas leaking from the freight train had been stopped and all lines have reopened.


SCOTRAIL has said that all lines to and from Inverness are closed due to a gas leak.

In a post on Twitter/X at around 10.29am, the rail operator confirmed that all lines to and from the city were closed as a result.

The National:

It also confirmed that some replacement buses will be running for those who need to travel.

Network Rail Scotland meanwhile said in a Twitter/X post: "We're working with emergency services who are dealing with an incident involving a freight train at Inverness Depot. 

"All lines to/from Inverness are currently closed, and we'll share more details as soon as we can."

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ScotRail said: “Due to a gas leak near the railway, all lines to/from Inverness are closed.”

The operator added that buses “are confirmed to run between Perth and Inverness” and that it has “arranged ticket acceptance on Citylink services between Inverness-Glasgow and Inverness-Edinburgh”.

According to National Rail, disruption is expected to last until 2pm. 

Police Scotland Inverness meanwhile said in a statement: "Around 10.25am on Tuesday, May 14, we were made aware of a gas leak from a train in Inverness. 

"Emergency services are in attendance and the public are asked to avoid the Millburn Rd and Academy St areas. 

"The Eastgate Shopping Centre and Morrisons have been evacuated as a precaution."