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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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Bargoed train derailment causing service disruption

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Service disruption between Bargoed & Rhymney owing to derailment. Road transport in operation - http://t.co/UMrUOsw6 for more info.

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Apologies to customers reporting crowding conditions on Valleys services -owing to derailment number of trains are trapped at Rhymney depot

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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