Railway line to close for two weeks after two freight trains crash
The railway line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries was damaged in the crash on Saturday.
A railway line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries will be closed for at least two weeks after two freight trains crashed.
A number of wagons from each train derailed during the crash at 11.20am on Saturday near Cumnock.
No one was injured when the trains, which were taking part in engineering works, collided.
It is thought one of the trains ran into the back of the other.
Some of the track has been damaged and the line will be closed until Thursday August 13 so that a temporary access road can be built to allow a crane to remove heavy wreckage from the scene.
Trains running between Glasgow Central and Carlisle via Dumfries will be suspended between Kilmarnock and Dumfries with buses taking passengers between the two stations.
Auchinleck, New Cumnock, Kirkconnel and Sanquhar will not be served.
A spokesman for Network Rail said: "At approximately 11:20am on Saturday, in a Network Rail work site, two ballast-carrying trains collided, resulting in the derailment of some wagons of each train.
"No one was hurt in the incident but it has resulted in some track damage.
"Once the derailed wagons have been recovered the repair work will take approximately three days to complete.
"Therefore it is expected the line will remain closed for a number of days."
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