TRAIN services have been disrupted after a gas leak led to the closure of a railway line.

Engineers are working to repair the leak, which was discovered near the line in Carnoustie, Angus, on Wednesday.

Network Rail Scotland said the line via Carnoustie will remain closed until it is safe to reopen, with a 50-metre exclusion zone in place around the site.

Tayside Police also confirmed that the leisure centre in Carnoustie has been evacuated as a precaution. 

ScotRail said it has implemented an emergency timetable for Thursday.

Where possible, southbound trains will start and terminate at Dundee and limited replacement buses have been confirmed at Aberdeen and Dundee.

ScotRail also confirmed it has ticket acceptance in place with Stagecoach between Dundee and Arbroath.

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Scottish Gas Networks tweeted: “Our engineers are working to repair our gas network in Carnoustie following third party damage.

“For safety reasons, Taymouth Street and the nearby railway line have been closed.”