Drifting snow shuts Cairngorms' funicular railway tunnel [BBC News]





Date: 15/03/2018

Scotland's only funicular railway has been closed due to drifting snow blocking a tunnel at its mountainside station. Staff at CairnGorm Mountain snowsports centre said they were 'fighting a losing battle' to keep the tunnel's mouth and parts of the line clear. They were successful in their efforts to clear drifting snow from the tunnel earlier this week. However, the latest work has been hampered by high winds.


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Drifting snow shuts funicular's tunnel
Clearing snow from tunnel on 11 March

BBC News

Staff at CairnGorm Mountain, who dealt with a similar problem earlier in the week, have been encountering high winds.

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