Posted: Fri 21st Jul 2017

Trains back running normally between Shotton to Bidston after a fallen tree blocked the track earlier

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 21st, 2017

UPDATE: Trains are now able to run as normal between #Bidston and Shotton following a tree blocking the railway line between Bidston and Upton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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There are ‘severe delays’ and cancellations this afternoon for passengers travelling between Shotton to Bidston due to a fallen tree on the track. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Disruption is expected to last until around 6.45pm says Network Rail, however, it was initially stated as 4pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail website; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A tree is blocking the railway line between Bidston and Upton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Whilst Network Rail remove the trees, trains will not run between Bidston and Shotton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A further 12 trees liable for immediate collapse are also being felled. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Arriva Trains Wales website: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or terminated at and started back from Shotton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

All stations between Shotton and Bidston will not be served. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Disruption is expected until 4pm say Arriva. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Bidston and Shotton in both directions until further notice. Supplied by Pats Coaches. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network rail engineers are currently on scene. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If your train journey has been delayed you may be entitled to compensation. keep your ticket to accompany any claim. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For more information please visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/contactus where you can claim online, or pick up a form from your nearest ticket office. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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