Railway line band roads reopen after vehicle 'hits level crossing barrier'

Trains were unable to run between Newtown and Machynlleth after a level crossing barrier was damaged in Mid Wales.

The damaged barrier at Caersws level crossing. Photo: Traffic North Wales
The damaged barrier at Caersws level crossing. Photo: Traffic North Wales

The barrier at the crossing at Caersws is believed to have been hit by a vehicle, forcing train passengers to wait for a replacement bus to carry on their journey.

The collision happened early afternoon on Wednesday, and led the closure of both the A470 and the A489 for a time.

Emergency services have worked quickly to reopen roads through Caersws. Dyfed-Powys Police confirming shortly after 1.30pm that both A-routes were open again, however delays remained in the area.

Trains were unable to use the crossing until around 3pm when the line reopened.

Transport for Wales arranged buses for passengers stuck while the crossing was closed, telling passengers on Twitter that road replacement services would run towards Machynlleth.

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