Posted: Thu 17th Nov 2016

Trains from Shotton to Bidston and Wrexham running again following earlier line closure

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 17th, 2016

Network Rail has confirmed all lines are back open following the earlier bridge strike which saw trains between Wrexham and cancelled for nearly three hours.


From earlier: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Arriva Train Wales have cancelled services from Shotton to Wrexham and Bidston due to a “lorry colliding with a bridge” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail have told us a lorry struck the Penyffordd bridge at 8.49 this morning, all lines over the bridge have been closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail engineers are due to inspect the bridge in the next hour before making an assessment on when they can reopen the lines. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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

Due to a lorry colliding with a bridge between Wrexham General and Bidston all lines are closed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 12:00 17/11.
Customer Advice
Pat’s Coaches.
Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Wrexham Central and Bidston in both directions until further notice. Pat’s Coaches.

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