Topic: Llangennech

Night fire with flames rising into the sky at Llangennech in Wales after crash

UK: No prosecutions over Welsh train incident

The UK safety watchdog, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, released its final report on track damage between Pencoed and Llanharan, in South Wales, on 6 March 2021. That thankfully low-key incident brought memories of the far better known...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Massive freight train crash in Kentucky

A freight train has derailed in Kentucky, USA over the weekend. The serious derailment in the town of Earlington, in the mid-western state of Kentucky, was just a footnote to the devastation brought about by...Read more
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Slick work cleans up Welsh oil spill

It has taken six months and the cooperation of agencies from all across Wales to rectify a derailed train, wrecked rails, a massive fire, an oil spill, and an environmental disaster on the railway line...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Brakes at fault in Welsh tanker derailment

An interim report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch points towards a brake fault as the primary cause of the derailment at Llangennech, Wales, which caused a massive fire and environmental damage. The UK accident...Read more
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UK network damage may last months

Major routes wrecked by recent derailments and landslides will be out of action for months, says a report. Some locations will not be repaired until Christmas. The city of Aberdeen could face disruption for most...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wales tanker train derailment causes huge fire

A freight train derailed and caught fire in South Wales, UK, late on Wednesday night. The accident forced the evacuation of homes in the village of Liangennech, nearby Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are no fatalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton