A830 reopens under traffic lights

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The weather has caused havoc for rail passangers to Mallaig.
The weather has caused havoc for rail passengers to Mallaig.

The A830 east of Lochailort has now reopened under traffic signal control.

The traffic signals will remain in place over the weekend to allow BEAR Scotland teams to clear remaining debris.

ScotRail services will continue to be disrupted, with trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Mallaig terminating at/starting from Fort William.

The temporary changes are expected to continue until at least end of service tomorrow (Saturday August 13).

ScotRail is operating replacement buses between Fort William and Mallaig.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: ‘We are grateful to customers for their patience during the disruption which is being caused by a landslip blocking the line.

‘Buses are running in place of trains between Fort William and Mallaig to help keep people on the move. However, roads are also affected by the landslip and divisionary routes may be used, meaning extended journey times. We apologise to customers who are affected by this disruption.’

The landslip occurred yesterday evening and around 100 tonnes of material is thought to have washed onto the railway and A830 carriageway due to heavy rain.