The railway line between Ladybank and Perth is currently closed after a road vehicle became stuck on an embankment above the tracks.

Just before 3pm on Monday, Network Rail reported the incident and updated to announce that the vehicle, which is stuck on an embankment above the tracks near the B937 south of Cupar, posed a risk of falling on to the track.

It said it was working with emergency services, including the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), to safely remove the vehicle. 

ScotRail announced that the line between Ladybank and Perth and that trains between Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness were affected.

At around 5pm, Network Rail described the recovery of the vehicle as ‘more complex than first envisaged’ but are working to open the line as soon as it is safe to do so.

ScotRail added that options for people who had planned to travel on the line while it remains closed are as follows: travel via Stirling or Dundee, use local Stagecoach buses within Fife or use the replacement bus service direct between Inverkeithing and Perth.

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.18pm on Monday, November 15, to reports of a vehicle on the railway embankment near the B937 south of Cupar.

“Operations control immediately mobilised three fire engines and a heavy rescue unit to the scene where they are working alongside Network Rail and emergency service partners."

Just before 7pm, ScotRail updated passengers to say that there was 'no change to the situation on the Ladybank to Perth line' and added that Edinburgh - Perth trains could not run.