An investigation has been launched after a train travelling at 72mph nearly struck two rail workers in Dundee.
A team was working on a bridge near to the city’s station on July 10 at 12.30am when it “approached” them and the pair were forced to “move clear”.
There was said to be “little space” between the train and the nearby parapet.
The vehicle struck a portable generator which was left on the line.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is looking into the incident and will publish a safety digest as a result.
The RAIB statement on the “near miss” stated: “At around 12.30am on July 10 2018, a train travelling at 72 mph approached a gang working on a bridge approaching Dundee station.
“Two workers who were working on the bridge at the time were forced to move clear of the train with very little space available between the train and parapet. The train also struck a portable generator which had been left on the line.
“We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident.
“Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.
“The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.”