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Trains back to normal between Bidston and Wrexham

Update 2. Trains appear to back to normal.

Update 1. Disruption has been reported to services between Bidston and Wrexham Central.

It is understood a digger on the back of a low loader wagon struck the bridge at Cefn-Y-Bedd, Wrexham.

All lines are currently reported as being blocked.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said:

“Lines are currently blocked due to the bridge strike. A vehicle struck the bridge at roughly 11:40, the vehicle is not trapped, and no damage can be seen.

However, as it is classed as a red bridge, it must be assessed by a structural engineer before we can re-open.

Our Mobile Operations Manager is currently traveling to the site to asses the bridge.” 

Transport for Wales says:

“Train services running through this station may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 12:45pm.”

Trains running between Wrexham and Bidston were halted on Tuesday evening after a lorry hit Shotton rail bridge this evening.

A utilities lorry travelling along the B5129 Chester Road West hit the bridge around 8.30pm.

The line was closed until the end of scheduled service.

If your train journey has been delayed you may be entitled to compensation. Keep your ticket to accompany any claim.
For more information visit https://tfwrail.wales/delay-compensation where you can claim online, or pick up a form from your nearest ticket office.

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