Closure of the Milford Haven to Carmarthen railway line



TRAINS between Milford Haven and Carmarthen are currently being replaced by a bus service due to a failure of the signaling system between Clarbeston Road and Haverfordwest.

All lines between Clarbeston Road and Milford Haven are now blocked to allow repair work, with buses replacing trains between Carmarthen and Milford Haven.

It is expected that the lines will reopen around 6 p.m., although it is possible that services will continue to be interrupted after that time.

In an unrelated incident, emergency services evacuated homes in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, last night after a diesel train from Milford Haven caught fire.

The incident was reported just before 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday August 26, when several cars on a diesel train caught fire.

At around 5:30 a.m. this morning, police began to allow residents to return to their homes.

Carmarthenshire County Council continues to support emergency services and partner organizations to deal with the major Llangennech incident.

More than 100 residents were evacuated overnight after a diesel freight train derailed and caught fire.

People living within an 800m cordon have been asked to leave their homes as a precaution, with a rest center set up by the council at the nearby local primary school. They have since been allowed to return.

UK Transport Police are leading the emergency response to the incident, with Dyfed-Powys Police, Central and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services, Natural Resources Wales, the council County of Carmarthenshire and other partner agencies working alongside them.

Natural Resources Wales has confirmed that it will assess the impact of the diesel spill as soon as it is safe to do so.

More information will be available throughout the day.

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Head of Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “I would like to thank all emergency services, including our officers, for their swift response to this major incident. I thank all of the residents who were affected and who cooperated with the requests in what was a frightening situation. Thank you also to the staff at Llangennech and Bryn Elementary Schools who opened their doors to support the emergency response.

“We will continue to work with emergency services and our partners to deal with the consequences of this incident for as long as necessary. ”

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