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CAIRNGORM REPORT DELAYED AGAIN - James Cove, PlanetSKI Editor
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It was due out early December, then mid December and now it is next year. It's another blow for the struggling Scottish resort. NEW



The funicular remains closed and is unlilkely to re-open again anytime soon.

It is more bad news for the resort and the whole mountain community around the Scottish ski resort.

The funicular train, which is the main lift for skiers and snowboarders, is shut on safety grounds with repairs needed.

We have reported on it in the past.

It is the main access to the top of the hill and opened on Christmas Eve 2001.

It cost around £20m and carries around 300,000 tourists, skiers and snowboarders every year.

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At 2 kilometres in length, it is the highest mountain railway in the United Kingdom.

The funicular has been closed since Monday 1st October to allow for a detailed assessment of the structure that supports the tracks.

These investigative works are continuing.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has now confirmed the further delay to the report.

It had been expected to be released in early December, before HIE said it could be delayed for about two weeks.

It will now not be available until next year.

HIE now owns and operates the railway and snowsports centre after the past operators went bust.

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