A new Scottish high-speed train broke down briefly during a landmark journey while travelling between Dundee and Edinburgh.
ScotRail was celebrating its first Inter7City train entering service with a journey from Aberdeen to the Scottish capital – however it was hit by a “fault” near Ladybank, Fife.
Rail services across the east coast were affected until 3pm as a result.
The train is said to have been motionless for a “short time” while the problem, believed to be a brake fault, was sorted.
The conductor told people on board: “We would like to apologise for the delays to this service, which is due to technical difficulties.
“Our engineers are trying to rectify these as we speak. Once again, I would like to apologise for the delays to this service.”
Afterwards, a ScotRail spokesman said: “We experienced a short delay as a result of a technical issue, but the train was on the move again quickly.”
Our first upgraded #Inter7City high-speed train will enter service on Monday. First, we’re off on a special preview trip from Aberdeen to the capital. See you soon, Edinburgh! pic.twitter.com/IakvuA3UOb
— ScotRail (@ScotRail) October 10, 2018
ScotRail say the high-speed service will connect Scotland’s seven cities – boosting more seats, luggage space, power sockets, toilets and improved on-board hospitality.
Journeys will officially begin between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as of Monday, October 15.