A train was forced to stop on Wednesday evening after it hit an object on the track, which is believed to have been metal grating, as it was travelling over the Tay Rail Bridge into Fife from Dundee at around 7.30pm. The train was stopped for an hour as it was examined for damage before the journey was allowed to continue on to Edinburgh. The train was then disembarked and a replacement train took passengers onward to Leeds as the service was the Aberdeen to Darlington train. The train which was involved in the incident was taken back to the depot for further examination.
A spokesperson for East Coast added:
“An investigation into the incident, also involving Network Rail who are responsible for railway infrastructure including track and signalling equipment, has begun on Thursday.”