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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

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.


Bargoed train derailment causing service disruption

Derailed train near Bargoed 'struck landslip debris'

A train which derailed near Bargoed just before 6.30am this morning struck debris from a landslip, Network Rail has confirmed.

Around 10 passengers were aboard the 6.10am Rhymney - Barry Island service when the incident occurred between Brithdir and Bargoed.

There are no reported injuries.

The driver reported that the train had struck a landslip, with fallen trees therein, and become derailed by the leading bogie.

Reports from site suggest that there is significant debris in front of the train which will require clearing. The Welsh Ambulance Service is on site. The fire brigade is en route to assist if required.

Plans are in place to rescue the passengers using a train in rear with a mobile operations manager on board. This unit should be able to attach to the rear of the derailed unit as they are compatible.

– Network Rail spokesperson
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