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Cambrian railway line open again

Created on 27/11/2017 @ 16:51
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The Cambrian Railway line between Newtown and Machynlleth has reopened this afternoon after rail chiefs became concerned over river levels along part of it.

The line was closed this morning after the River Twymyn reached "dangerous levels."

Bus services were introduced, delaying times between the stations.

But the river levels have dropped and the line between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury is now fully open.

This morning a spokesperson for Arriva Trains Wales, which operates services on the line, had said: "Network Rail report that the Afon Twymyn/RiverTwymyn is in flood and has risen to dangerous levels. This has affected the rail bridge at Glyntwymyn, also known as Black Bridge.

"As a safety consequence, the line has been closed until river levels drop to safe levels. There is no time estimate for reopening the line.

"Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Machynlleth and Newtown Powys via Caersws in both directions until further notice. Lloyds Coaches (Machynlleth) will operate a shuttle service between Machynlleth and Newtown.

"Road vehicle numbers are limited until prior commitments (e.g. school runs) are completed)."



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