Fire at freightliner depot causes major delays between Cardiff and Newport

First published in Gwent news South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a blaze at the Wentloog freightliner depot, with rail services suspended between Newport and Cardiff as a result.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue said a number of appliances are there and it will release more information soon.

National Rail Enquiries said on its website that the incident has caused delays to services travelling between the stations from 5.15pm until further notice.

Buses are replacing trains with journey times extended by up to an hour.

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7:01pm Fri 2 Nov 12

chelsea fatboy says...

There was no fire, a container carrying ethanol was found to be leaking within the terminal and the fire brigade advised Network Rail to suspend trains between Cardiff and Newport as a precaution incase the container ignited, the line was re-opened to trains when the leaking container had been dealt with by a specialist team and the fire brigade
There was no fire, a container carrying ethanol was found to be leaking within the terminal and the fire brigade advised Network Rail to suspend trains between Cardiff and Newport as a precaution incase the container ignited, the line was re-opened to trains when the leaking container had been dealt with by a specialist team and the fire brigade chelsea fatboy
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