Rail passengers face third day of major disruption
The line outside Stonehaven station will remain closed until safety checks are complete.
Rail passengers in Aberdeen and Dundee face a third day of disruption while safety checks are carried out on the line near Stonehaven station.
A ScotRail train, which wasn't carrying any passengers, derailed outside the station on Wednesday evening causing the line to be closed.
Network Rail engineers moved the stricken train back onto tracks late on Thursday and will now assess if there has been any damage to the track before reopening the line.
Early morning commuters used a replacement bus service with coaches outside Aberdeen and Dundee stations.
Other services affected by the incident include the Caledonian Sleeper between Aberdeen and London Euston, and LNER trains between Aberdeen and Leeds/London Kings Cross.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: "We understand the inconvenience this incident has caused to customers. Our engineers are working hard to re-rail the train, repair the track and reopen the line for passengers as soon as possible."