A train service between Montrose and Edinburgh will start next week as Scotrail try to restore normality to its railways in the north east following last month’s tragic derailment near Stonehaven.
The shuttle service will start on Monday September 14.
The service will run from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, a service between Montrose and Dundee will operate in its place.
Existing replacement bus services between Dundee and Aberdeen remain in place for customers travelling beyond Montrose.
Network Rail has begun work to reopen the railway at Stonehaven following the derailment on August 12, however the full timescale for completion is not yet known.
David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, said: “Following the introduction of a rail shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven last week, from Monday we’ll begin to run a new shuttle service south of the derailment site between Montrose and Edinburgh.
“This means customers travelling in the north east will now be able to complete their journey by rail.
“As we work towards the full return of rail passenger services in the north east, we’ll continue to support those impacted by this tragic event in any way we can.”