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Carmont was a passenger station, closed in 1956. A signal box remains here alongside a level crossing. The line continues north, crossing the Carron Water several times, to reach Stonehaven and Aberdeen. The line south runs to Laurencekirk and Dundee.

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The railway between Stonehaven and Montrose will reopen for passenger and freight customers on Monday, February 22, following the successful completion of repair works on a damaged bridge between the towns.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: New sidewall for the bridge.
Network Rail /02/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: Bridgeworks showing the new sidewall.
Network Rail /02/2021

The route near Stonehaven has been shut since a bridge wall collapsed near site of fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: I made a return visit to Bridge 328 on 1st February to see how the repairs were progressing. I was half expecting to see the other parapet removed, since the line is now closed until mid February, but ...
Duncan Ross 01/02/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

An interim report into the Stonehaven rail crash has been received by the procurator fiscal, six months on from the tragedy.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020

The weight of extra ballast put under tracks may have caused the Aberdeenshire rail bridge parapet collapse, according to industry experts.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: Although only a small section of the Carron Water bridge parapet collapsed, (See image [[75504]]) engineers have since removed the entire wall across the full length of the bridge. This was the view o ...
Duncan Ross 23/01/2021

The route near Stonehaven has been shut since a bridge wall collapsed close to last year's fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: Ground being prepared for heavy vehicles at Carron Water bridge repair site, on 23rd January 2021, and the up line has been temporarily lifted. The underpass here is quite narrow and low and it may be ...
Duncan Ross 23/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: Although only a small section of the Carron Water bridge parapet collapsed, (See image [[75504]]) engineers have since removed the entire wall across the full length of the bridge. This was the view o ...
Duncan Ross 23/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

The railway line between Stonehaven and Montrose will remain closed untilMonday February 22 as engineers work to complete repairs on a damaged bridge between the towns.
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The route near Stonehaven has been shut since a bridge wall collapsed, close to the site of last year's fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the Carron Water Bridge near Carmont on 17th January 2021, the day after the parapet collapsed causing the line to be closed again. This image shows how the collapsing stonework has also ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A view of damage to the parapet of the viaduct over the Carron Water north of East Croft of Carmont and a little west of the former Dunnotar Signal Box.
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

The rail line between Stonehaven and Montrose will be closed until at least February 7.
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The sister of a man who died in the Stonehaven rail crash has accused rail authorities of 'structural failures' after a third safety incident came to light.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

The rail bridge parapet which collapsed on Friday was last checked only three months ago in the wake of the nearby fatal landslide, Network Rail has revealed.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A follow up to photos taken at the Carron Water bridge on 12th July 2020 - see image [[73730]] - now that STORY have departed. This was the scene at the end of September.
Duncan Ross 27/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: View of the foundations of the bridge over the River Carron at Dunnotar on 12th July 2020. The Carron has been temporarily diverted while the work takes place. I am assuming Network Rail were getting ...
Duncan Ross 12/07/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: I investigated this construction site on a Sunday morning (120720) while it was devoid of Story contractors. The River Carron has been temporarily diverted, hence the diesel pumps while the work takes ...
Duncan Ross 12/07/2020

The track between Stonehaven and Montrose is closed while 'complex' repairs are carried out.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the Carron Water Bridge near Carmont on 17th January 2021, the day after the parapet collapsed causing the line to be closed again. This image shows how the collapsing stonework has also ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: The day after the parapet of the Carron Water bridge collapsed the debris can be seen littering the embankment. The river channel was improved during summer 2020, to prevent the viaduct being undermin ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

New footage shows engineers onsite today after the side wall of a bridge near Stonehaven gave way “ close to the scene of the crash at Carmont last August.
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Trains have been halted after damage to the bridge was spotted today one mile north of the site of last years fatal landslide at Carmont, south of Stonehaven.
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Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A September 2020 view of the recently completed works at the bridge over the Carron Water. I was actually expecting to see both sides of the bridge protected from river erosion but this is the finishe ...
Duncan Ross 27/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: View of the foundations of the bridge over the River Carron at Dunnotar on 12th July 2020. The Carron has been temporarily diverted while the work takes place. I am assuming Network Rail were getting ...
Duncan Ross 12/07/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: I investigated this construction site on a Sunday morning (120720) while it was devoid of Story contractors. The River Carron has been temporarily diverted, hence the diesel pumps while the work takes ...
Duncan Ross 12/07/2020

Investigation into trains exceeding an emergency speed restriction between Laurencekirk and Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, 4 December 2020.
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An investigation has been launched into trains speeding through the site of the Stonehaven rail crash despite emergency restrictions being in place over landslip fears.
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch says two services went through the 40mph restriction at up to 100mph.
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It is understood survivors of the accident near Stonehaven in which three people died are involved in legal action.
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In the aftermath of the Stonehaven crash, our readers asked exactly what happened, how it happened, and why. We spoke to a panel of some of the UK's leading rail experts, and leaders of rail unions, to find out more about the derailment.
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It has been a challenging year for Network Rail.
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A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee will reopen on Tuesday, November 3, after the completion of work to repair the railway following Augusts tragic derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The site of the derailment has been restored with new track,and drainage and repairs to the bridge.
Network Rail 30/10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

ScotRail is to restart through trains between Aberdeen and Dundee after the completion of major track repairs following a fatal derailment in August.
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Four emergency workers needed medical attention after the Network Rail manager allegedly forgot to activate the handbrake in the powerful SUV.
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The latest stage in extensive recovery and reinstatement works has begun following the Stonehaven derailment on August 12.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the railway and improvements to the water course at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

The work of rescuers at last month's fatal north-east train crash has been praised as police handed control of the site back to Network Rail.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Track and bridge repairs seen at the derailment site near West Carmont. The heavy lift crane and quite a few of the portacabins are now off site.
Duncan Ross 22/09/2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps makes the comparison about the Stonehaven crash in the House of Commons.
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The first carriage to be removed from the site of the fatal derailment near Stonehaven has been mounted to the back of a lorry and transported south.
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The operation to remove all four of the carriages and two power cars is expected to take several days, depending on weather conditions.
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Government publishes Network Rails interim report on 12 Augusts tragic derailment of a passenger train at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
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A Glasgow-bound train which was derailed near Stonehaven is being recovered from the site of the crash.

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Lifting begins to remove carriages from the track near Stonehaven.
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A report into the fatal derailment near Stonehaven says the industry must improve its response to extreme weather.
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It is not worth the money to strengthen all 'substandard infrastructure' on the rail network, train chiefs have acknowledged.

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Emergency instructions have been issued over train controls after the fatal crash near Stonehaven, a report revealed today.
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Network Rail's work to reopen the railway at Stonehaven will begin this week as it works to carefully recover the carriages involved in the tragic accident.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Aerial view of the preparatory works at the bridge over the Carron Water between Carmont and Stonehaven.
Network Rail /09/2020

The track where three men died in a train derailment in Aberdeenshire is expected to remain closed until at least October as investigators work to overcome difficulties accessing the crash site.
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A Network Rail report, ordered by the UK's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, has been submitted.
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ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving.

The new shuttle service, which was introduced today (Monday, 31 August), calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in place between Dundee and Stonehaven.
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Work is under way to build a temporary road across the Aberdeenshire farmland to allow recovery of the train involved in this month's fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The view north from Carmont Hill. Temporary stairway access is to the left, approached by a boardwalk. A little to its right is the landslip which derailed the train. The train is obscured by trees to ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has confirmed that investigations at the scene of the Stonehaven train derailment will come to an end this wek.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

The investigation into the crash which claimed three lives is said to be making 'good progress'.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Temporary vehicle parking facilities in the field alongside the line at the site of the Carmont derailment. 23rd August 2020.
Duncan Ross 23/08/2020

An Aberdeenshire community came to a standstill as the funeral cortege of tragic rail conductor Donald Dinnie passed through the town.
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A new road is being built to allow for the recovery of the train carriages destroyed in the tragic derailment near Stonehaven.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Access and recovery work ongoing on 23rd August 2020 at the site of the Carmont derailment.
Duncan Ross 23/08/2020

The tragic events, actions of brave responder and the community response to the Stonehaven rail derailment have been marked in the Scottish Parliament.
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