Posted: Wed 16th Aug 2017

Train services back to normal through Shotton to Wrexham following earlier bridge strike

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 16th, 2017

Update at 2.20pm

The National Rail website has confirmed trains are now running normally through Shotton to Wrexham and Bidston following the earlier bridge strike near Penyffordd. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Previous Reports:

Trains from Shotton to Wrexham and Bidston are being disrupted after a vehicle hit a bridge between Penymynydd and Padeswood. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail say engineers have assessed the bridge and have reopened all line. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The National Rail website says: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘A road vehicle had collided with a bridge between Buckley and Penyfford, closing all lines. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Lines have now been reopened between Shotton and Wrexham General. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 15:30.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The latest travel report for the area says: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Reports of heavy traffic due to bridge struck by vehicle on A5118 both ways near Padeswood Drive. Near to Bannel Golf Range.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Check before you travel:
Use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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