Thousands of passengers had train journeys disrupted across Scotland after a trespasser made his way on to the Tay Bridge.
A four-hour operation was launched around 7pm yesterday after a man was reportedly in a “precarious position” on the crossing.
The British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed a man was removed from the bridge at around 11pm.
Services running between Edinburgh and Aberdeen via Dundee were delayed, with some diverted to Perth or replaced with buses – until stock of replacement buses ran out.
Passengers were then told to make their own alternative arrangements.
Victoria Myklebust had been visiting Edinburgh with her mum from Carnoustie. Their train was diverted via Perth.
Speaking during the delay she said: “We’re not sure how we will get home – there have been so many long stops. We’re three hours delayed now.
“All we’ve had from ScotRail is them saying how sorry they are for the delay and so on – but it hasn’t been easy for them either. Most passengers have been understanding of what has been happening.”
Gemma Chapman, a teacher from Dundee, said there had been “chaos” in the capital, adding: “There are no plans in place at all for commuters.
“Police are manning the gates because people are understandably irate and kicking off. Staff were just shrugging their shoulders when people asked how to get home.
“A company like ScotRail should have far better systems in place for dealing with these matters.
“Lots of families visiting the Fringe have been caught up in this.”
A spokesman for BTP said: “Shortly after 7pm yesterday officers were called to the Tay Bridge after a report of a man in a precarious position.
“The male was safely removed from the bridge by officers.”
ScotRail did not provide a comment on the disruption when approached by the Tele.