LANDSLIP at Cardiff Central Station

There was major disruption on railway lines in and out of Cardiff Central Station following a landslip near Wales’ busiest station on Friday 10th August, 2012.

The ‘small’ landslip occurred at 21:20 the previous night with a local train driver, David Avery, getting the first shot of a train upon the affected area. You can clearly see a mangled metal fence lying on the main Cardiff to London line resulting in two of these four lines being closed for many hours. Services continued on the other two lines but with small delays.

Credit: David Avery

Arriva Trains Wales services between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay were cancelled and buses replaced services between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street. Services between the Valleys and Penarth were also disrupted.

Credit: Arriva Trains Wales

Here you can see that the stone wall has failed allowing the 5 tonnes of earth mass and chippings behind to slump onto the lower railway tracks.

Even though 55,000 people were expected to travel into Cardiff Central Station on the same night for the Bronze medal playoff game at The Millennium Stadium – no major problems were reported.

Network Rail staff have now been on site, working through the night to rebuild the wall and make safe the whole embankment to allow local services to the Valleys to begin again soon.
Landslip at Cardiff Central Station
Landslip at Cardiff Central Station
I returned back to the affected area around midnight last night and the wall building was nearly complete!

2 Responses to “LANDSLIP at Cardiff Central Station”

  1. You’ve snapped my nephew (far right in the first pic) hard at work having a drink…..what were the chances??

    • What WERE the chances? He’s the one sat on a big comfortable sack? (not sad!)

      Saying that the chap in the JCB is pondering what songs The Spice Girls will be ‘singing’ at the Olympic Closing Ceremony!

      Probably all on treble time for their efforts aswell!
      This Country has gone off the rails! The Government need to act and get us back on the right tracks….

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