Freight Train Derailment between Barry & Bridgend

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The derailment of a coal train is causing chaos in the Cardiff area today. The line is closed and all trains are being replaced by buses.

Summary: Freight train derailment between Barry and Bridgend
Time reported: 22 Aug 23:16
TOC(s) affected: Arriva Trains Wales
Route affected: Treherbert/Aberdare/Merthyr Tydfil - Pontypridd - Cardiff - Barry - Rhoose - Bridgend; Rhymney - Bargoed - Ystrad Mynach - Caerphilly - Cardiff - Barry - Rhoose - Bridgend
Description: Train services between Barry and Bridgend are being disrupted due to a freight train derailment. The line is currently blocked. It is estimated that the line will remain blocked all today Tuesday 23 August 2005
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09:13 There are currently no train services operating between Cardiff and Bridgend via Barry. Replacement road transport will operate between Bridgend and Barry Town calling at Llantwit Major and Rhoose (Cardiff International Airport) at the times shown in the alternative timetable link above. Passengers wishing to travel to Barry are advised to travel from Cardiff on services to Barry Island

From BBC News in brief:

Inquiry after coal train derailed
An investigations is under way after a freight train derailed on the new Vale of Glamorgan line between Barry and Rhoose.
Transport Police said three carriages carrying coal came off the rails at about 2200 BST on Monday.

The line is closed to passenger trains and replacement buses are running between Barry and Bridgend and from Llantwit Major and Rhoose to Cardiff.

Arriva trains said only services on the Vale of Glamorgan line were affected.
 
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Transport Police said:
said three carriages carrying coal came off the rails at about 2200 BST on Monday.
Just goes to show the Transport Police don't know what they are talking about, I never knew that coal went in carriages!

But what has a freight train derailment got to do with the police. Why can't they be bothered to get some criminals and not just try and sort stuff out that they have nothing to do with.
 

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I presume that the BTP have to investigate these kind of incidents - I would have thought that it was a requirement.
 

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seems odd to have a derailment only months after the line was reopened for passenger use and after having ridden the line 4times in one day with a few forum members it is shocking to hear! :o
 

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Jonathan said:
But what has a freight train derailment got to do with the police.
Lots- for example was there anything on the line? They must eliminate criminal activity, though in this case it shouldn't take long.

BTW I wonder what the passengers will make of the carriages once the coal has been removed :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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The BTP have to be out to investigate this sort of thing, not just because there could have been something out to make it derail, but vandals have been vandalising locos and stuff a LOT in the Valleys lately.

47848 certainly got dealt with by vandals last week. 37408 is believed to have been under their attacks too.
 
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