Train derails near Bargoed

The 06.10am Rhymney to Barry Island train has derailed after striking debris from a landslip. There are no reported injuries.

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Debris cleared following Bargoed derailment

The debris has now been cleared from the line Credit: Network Rail

Work to clear the railway line between Rhymney and Barry has been completed. It's after trees and debris on the line caused a derailment yesterday morning.

A spokesperson from Network Rail confirmed that all debris was now clear, and the track is now fit for use.

Work is now underway with Arriva Trains Wales to resume normal train services as soon as possible.

Disruption continues after derailment near Bargoed

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Trains suspended between Bargoed and Rhymney tomorrow

Arriva Trains Wales have confirmed train services between Bargoed and Rhymney will be suspended tomorrow to enable Network Rail engineers to clear a landslide which derailed a train this morning.

A replacement bus service and a temporary timetable have been introduced between Bargoed and Rhymney stations, with immediate effect.

The current estimate for the resumption of the normal timetable is from the start of services on Friday 1st February, subject to the successful completion of safety checks.

New photo of Bargoed derailment

The 06.10am Rhymney to Barry Island train derailed after striking debris from a landslip Credit: Network Rail

According to the latest update from Network Rail, 8 passengers and 2 crew members were on board the train that derailed near Bargoed this morning.

There were 3 reported minor injuries, which were treated at the scene.

The emergency services and Network Rail are on site dealing with the incident.

Trains on the Rhymney Valley line are starting and terminating at Bargoed, with a bus service running between Bargoed and Rhymney.

Bargoed rail landslip result of 'flooding and snow thaw'

Network Rail says a landslip that caused a train to derail near Bargoed today arose as a result of flooding and snow thaw over the weekend.

We are relieved that no-one was injured in this incident and that passengers were able to quickly resume their journeys.

However, it could be some time before the line fully reopens. The train has to be moved, and that will depend on any damage to it or the tracks.

"The tracks will then have to be inspected and any repairs carried out. It is too early to say how long that will take.

– Network Rail spokesperson

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Pictured: Derailed train near Bargoed

There are no reported injuries following the derailment, which happened just before 6.30am Credit: Network Rail

This is the train which derailed near Bargoed this morning following a landslip.

Around 10 passengers were aboard the 6.10am Rhymney - Barry Island train when it hit debris resulting from fallen trees between Brithdir and Bargoed.

All passengers have now been safely removed from the train. There are no reported injuries.

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