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Author Topic: Extensive cancellations in West Wales Monday 30th October 2017  (Read 592 times)
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« on: October 30, 2017, 11:29:19 PM »


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Due to a broken rail between Llanelli and Llandovery all lines are closed.

Due to a broken rail between Ferryside and Llanelli all lines are disrupted.

Network Rail report that there have been multiple incidents of extensive damaged track and/or train detection equipment between Kidwelly and Llanelli and also in the Bynea area of the route for trains operating Heart of Wales services. This has been caused by the passage of a freight train, after a wagon became damaged during the journey, earlier today.
The Swansea District line between Llanelli and Briton Ferry has also been affected and is closed to all trains. Arriva Trains Wales only have a limited service advertised over this route.

Looking at RTT it appears that the 0500 Robeston-Westerleigh Oil was the culprit, as this disappeared from the system after Morlais Junction.

Pretty much everything between Swansea and Carmarthen / Central Wales line cancelled after about 08:45 until close of play.

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 11:42:58 PM »


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Due to a broken rail between Llanelli and Llandovery all lines are closed.

Due to a broken rail between Ferryside and Llanelli all lines are disrupted.

Network Rail report that there have been multiple incidents of extensive damaged track and/or train detection equipment between Kidwelly and Llanelli and also in the Bynea area of the route for trains operating Heart of Wales services. This has been caused by the passage of a freight train, after a wagon became damaged during the journey, earlier today.
The Swansea District line between Llanelli and Briton Ferry has also been affected and is closed to all trains. Arriva Trains Wales only have a limited service advertised over this route.

Looking at RTT it appears that the 0500 Robeston-Westerleigh Oil was the culprit, as this disappeared from the system after Morlais Junction.

Pretty much everything between Swansea and Carmarthen / Central Wales line cancelled after about 08:45 until close of play.



At the last count there were 9 (!) confirmed breaks in the rails. Will take a bit of effort to repair that lot.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 09:35:14 AM »

What on earth happened to a wagon that allowed it to cause all of that damage?!  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 12:51:40 PM »

Sounds like a really serious wheel flat (or even no wheel at all) Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 12:59:22 PM »

Sounds like a really serious wheel flat (or even no wheel at all) Tongue

I did wonder about that, but dismissed it as not being enough to have broken a rail 9 times, but then I am a mere layman. I guess RAIB will be examining this one, given the amount of damage caused and the likelihood of following trains being affected quite severely?
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 04:24:43 PM »

Now reported elsewhere as a broken wagon brake frame.
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