Posted: Mon 12th Dec 2022

No trains running between Wrexham and Bidston due to “shortage of signalling staff”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 12th, 2022


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There are no trains running on the Wrexham to Bidston line this morning because of a shortage of signalling staff.

The line – which connects the Wirral with North East Wales and serves eight Flintshire stations from Hawarden Bridge to Cefn-y-Bedd – is likey to remain closed all.

In response to a query, Transport for Wales tweeted:

National Rail Website states:

“Due to a shortage of signalling staff between Wrexham Central and Bidston, trains will not run between Wrexham Central and Bidston.”

“Disruption is expected until the end of day.”

A Transport for Wales (TfW) alert said that trains have been “cancelled due to signalling staff being taken ill.”

TfW website states: “Due to Signal Box closure due to staff availability between Bidston and Wrexham Central the line is closed.”

“Train services running to and from these stations will be suspended. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

“Replacement road transport has been requested to shuttle between Wrexham Central and Bidston. Apologies for any delay and inconvenience caused.”

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