Person struck by train on major Scots line with services to Edinburgh suspended

A person was hit by a train on a busy road Edinburgh line.

Significant disruption was experienced in the services between Drem and Dunbar last night.

The incident caused disruption for around four hours last night


The incident caused disruption for around four hours last night

Rescue workers attended to the incident which saw all traffic shut down between Edinburgh and Dunbar for most of Saturday.

ScotRail informed customers that due to the disruption, train services would be suspended at Prestonpans until around 4.30pm last night and would resume there.

Train services between Edinburgh and Dunbar have returned to normal, but the train operator warned that some services could still be delayed or changed.

Updating passengers on its website, the train operator said: “Unfortunately, we have received reports that a person has been hit by a train between Drem and Dunbar.”

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“We are working closely with the emergency services during this time.

“Services between Edinburgh and Dunbar have been suspended.

“The services between Edinburgh and North Berwick will remain unaffected.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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