Emergency services have rushed to the scene after the crash, where the are concerns the train’s engine is on fire. The derailment occurred near the town of Stonehaven at around 9.45am.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “A report was received of a train having derailed near Stonehaven at around 9.45am on Wednesday August 12.
“Emergency services are in attendance and the incident is ongoing.”
A British Transport Police spokesman, said: “We’re currently responding to an incident on the line in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, where a train has derailed.
“Officers were called to the scene at 9.43am and remain there alongside paramedics and the fire brigade.”
A ScotRail spokesman, added: “We’re assisting the emergency services with an incident near Stonehaven, and will provide more information when available.”
Smoke could be seen billowing from the train on the track in the countryside, while several emergency service vehicles could be seen parked in a field.
Pictures posted from the scene showed at least six ambulance vehicles, an air ambulance and a number of police response cars at the scene.
It comes after heavy rain and thunderstorms have caused travel disruption and flooding in several parts of Scotland including in Fife where a major incident has been declared.
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