wo folks have been taken to hospital after a collision between two trains in northern Scotland.
The crash occurred at Aviemore Railway Station, within the Cairngorms, at 7.10pm.
Scottish Fireplace and Rescue Service (SFRS) despatched eight home equipment to the scene.
Paramedics took two casualties to hospital by ambulance and three different folks had been handled on the scene.
A spokesman for SFRS stated: “We had been alerted at 7.10pm on Friday to reviews of a collision involving two trains at Aviemore Railway Station.
“We despatched eight home equipment to the scene, the place firefighters labored to assist companions.
“Three home equipment stay on the scene.
“Two casualties have been transported to Raigmore Hospital.
“Three casualties had been handled on the scene however didn’t require to be taken to hospital.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson stated: “Round 7pm on Friday 29 September 2023, we acquired a report of two trains colliding at Aviemore Railway Station.
“Emergency services are in attendance, and two folks have been taken to Raigmore Hospital.
“Various different passengers are being handled on the scene and enquiries are ongoing.”
It is on a heritage railway line, it isn’t our infrastructure. The primary line is shut whereas emergency providers reply
The crash occurred on Strathspey Railway, a heritage line primarily based there, and concerned a stationary carriage and one other practice which was within the station.
Flying Scotsman was scheduled to be working journeys this weekend, with the road anticipated to be particularly busy.
A spokesman for Network Rail stated: “It’s on a heritage railway line, it’s not our infrastructure.
“The primary line is shut whereas emergency providers reply.
“We’re saying to passengers to test earlier than travelling.”
Ariane Burgess, Scottish Greens MSP for Highlands and Islands (Area), stated: “We’re nonetheless ready on additional details about what precisely has occurred to trigger this, however I perceive folks had been injured and my ideas are with them.
“We’re indebted to the emergency providers and rail and practice crews who’ve been working to assist and deal with the casualties and others on the scene, and hospitals groups coping with them. They’ve our heartfelt thanks.
“I’m looking for additional data on what has occurred and will probably be following particulars intently.”
Scottish Greens transport spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP stated: “It’s too early to know what has brought on this incident, however clearly a full investigation must happen.
We are able to affirm that steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been concerned in a shunting incident at Aviemore Station
“From reviews it seems this has been on the heritage monitor, the Strathspey Railway line, involving the Flying Scotsman and that close by providers on the primary line have been quickly impacted to permit emergency efforts to proceed.
“We’re considering of all these concerned at this difficult time and thanks all those that have taken half within the emergency response.”
Flying Scotsman was confirmed to have been concerned within the “gradual velocity” crash.
A person and a lady had been taken to hospital with accidents which weren’t believed to be severe.
It was described as a “precaution”, and quite a lot of different passengers had been assessed by the ambulance service on the scene and didn’t require hospital therapy, police stated.
A spokesman for the Nationwide Railway Museum stated: “We are able to affirm that steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been concerned in a shunting incident at Aviemore Station.
“We are going to present additional data as soon as extra particulars are recognized.”
Strathspey Railway has been contacted for remark.