Aberdeen-Dundee Line Reopens Following Stonehaven Derailment

The railway line between Aberdeen and Dundee in Scotland will reopen on 3 November, after it had to shut following the Stonehaven derailment in August.

Stonehaven derailment site on 30 October 2020
Stonehaven derailment site on 30 October 2020

Repair works, starting with building an access road to the remote site and clearing the wreckage, also included fixing the track, bridge, embankments and draining systems at the site. Specifically engineers:

  • built a new 900m road and temporary bridges
  • constructed a 600t crawler crane to remove the derailed train
  • replaced 500m of damaged track and 70m of bridge parapets
  • relaying 400m of telecommunications cables
  • repairing the drainage systems and flood defences at the site
  • fixing the embankment below the accident site

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