Filming for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire recently closed down the Glenfinnan Viaduct, near Fort William in Scotland to film a scene that included 100 extras from local schools. ScotRail, the owners of the railway, were paid around £50,000 to cancel the trains from Mallaig to Fort William for two days.
Many locals voiced their disapproval of the closure pointing out that September is one of the busiest months of travel in the area.
But a ScotRail spokesman responded by saying:
"We managed to keep disruption to a minimum. Passengers got compensation in the form of rail vouchers and Harry Potter memorabilia. It's good for Scottish tourism. The number of passengers who would use these trains is small and the bus journey takes roughly the same time."
All passengers on the trains were transported back via bus and offered reimbursements for the inconvenience. None of the Harry Potter stars were there for filming.
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