Topic: Wales

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
Colas Class 70 locomotive at the head of a timber train

Seeing the wood for the trees

Another UK timber trial project has seen a flow return to rail freight. A sawmill in Abergavenny in Wales has received its first load of rail-transported timber since 2004. The rebirth of the load is down...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Penmaenmawr Quarry Rail Terminal opens

In the UK the continued growth in demand for aggregates is fuelling expansion in the bulk rail freight sector. The latest addition to the roster is a little known quarry on the North Wales coast...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

One year since Welsh freight derailment

Agencies, including Network Rail, have come together to thank the community around Llangennech in South Wales. The town was the site of a derailment and fire in August last year, which necessitated the evacuation of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

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

Concerns over South Wales’ freight future

A high-level report has cast a shadow over rail freight development in South Wales, just as the railway in the region is undergoing much-needed modernisation. Representatives of the industry say that if adopted, the report...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton