Train stuck after landslip in Scotland seen from air

Drone imagery has been released showing the extent of a landslip that derailed a train in the Scottish Highlands.

The aerial pictures show a gouge in the mountainside about 100m (328ft) above the West Highland Line where debris started to fall.

None of the passengers were injured.

The train derailed around 6.30am on Monday. Five people were on board when it hit the rubble and was derailed at Loch Eilt, between Arisaig and Glenfinnan.

The landslip occurred after heavy snow across much of Scotland began to melt. Tons of rocks and mud were swept down the mountainside.

Network Rail Scotland says engineers are assessing the stability of the ground around the train before work starts on moving it.

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Pic: Network Rail Scot

Image: The train derailed on Monday morning Pic: Network Rail Scotland

The company says it will take several days.

Rail services between Fort William and Mallaig have been suspended until further notice.