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Gas distribution firm SGN said it is responding to a gas escape from a train carrying tanks.

The firm posted on X: “We’re responding to a gas escape involving a train carrying tanks which supply our network. We’re working with @PoliceScotland & @ScotRail to resolve the incident as quickly as possible.

“ScotRail services in and out of #Inverness station have been cancelled until further notice.”

Network Rail Scotland has since said that the gas leaking from the freight train had been stopped and all lines have reopened.

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Police Scotland said they were alerted to a “a gas leak from a train in Inverness” at about 10.25am.

They said: “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.”

 

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