Woman, 20, charged after tractor gets stuck at rail bridge

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Emergency services on the scene at the collision with a rail bridge in Inverkeithing. Pic: Fife Jammer Locations.
Emergency services on the scene at the collision with a rail bridge in Inverkeithing. Pic: Fife Jammer Locations.

A WOMAN has been charged after an incident in Inverkeithing this morning which saw train travel in and out of West Fife disrupted.

A tractor with a trailer got stuck under a bridge on Hope Street just before midday, which led to trains being affected until Network Rail engineers checked the safety of the structure.

Police Scotland have confirmed no-one was injured in the incident and a report would now be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A spokesperson said: “We received a report that a tractor and trailer had become stuck under a railway bridge on Hope Street, Inverkeithing, around 11.50am on Friday, 28 January, 2022.

“There were no reports of any injuries.

“A 20-year-old woman has been charged in connection and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Scotrail had posted on Twitter that services via Inverkeithing were subject to delay, revision or cancellation however have since provided an update that the bridge has now reopened.

They stated: "We need to get our trains and crews back into position so ongoing delays, alterations and cancellations can be expected.

"We're sorry if this incident has caused you to be delayed this afternoon."
Network Rail Scotland confirmed the site had now been checked by structural engineers and was safe to reopen.

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