Train hits tractor in Powys

A train has collided with a tractor near Welshpool in Powys. The tractor, which was towing a trailer, was hit near the Buttington Crossing.

Investigation continues into Welshpool train collision

Accident experts are tonight investigating how a train carrying up to two hundred passengers came to hit a tractor trailer on one of the main lines across Mid Wales.

Two people needed hospital treatment after the collision.

The accident happened near the Buttington Crossing, just north of Welshpool at 11.49, sparking a major emergency operation, as Kevin Ashford reports.

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Man arrested as part of investigation into train collision

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into an incident in which a train hit a tractor in Powys earlier today.

According to British Transport Police a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of endangering safety. He is currently assisting officers with their investigations.

The train driver, and the driver of the tractor, were both shaken and in shock, but otherwise uninjured.

Some minor injuries have been reported, although none are believed to be life threatening. Two people have been taken to Welshpool Hospital for further treatment.

All passengers have now been taken off the train and rail replacement buses have been arranged by Arriva Trains Wales.

– British Transport Police statement

Work is underway to remove the train from the tracks.

Train hits tractor near Welshpool

A train has collided with a tractor near Welshpool in Powys. The tractor, which was towing a trailer, was hit near the Buttington Crossing.

British Transport Police say there are between 150 and 200 passengers on the train, but none have been seriously injured.

Emergency services are at the scene, and the incident has been referred to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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