Posted 16th December 2019 | 1 Comment

16 December: news in brief

Driver dies at Tyseley depot

THE Rail Accident Investigation Branch has launched an inquiry into the death of a driver at Tyseley depot in Birmingham. What is being described as a ‘serious incident’ occurred on Saturday evening, but no further details have been released. West Midlands Trains said ‘there was a serious incident at Tyseley depot that sadly resulted in a fatality’. It is understood that no-one else was injured and WMT added that there was no disruption to services. The coroner has also been informed.

Conwy Valley branch reopens

THE Conwy Valley branch in north Wales has reopened after a three-week possession to replace sleepers and reinforce Ffestiniog Tunnel with 600 rock bolts. Work to replace the platform at Dolgarrog has also been continuing, after the station was damaged by flooding in August.

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  • Richard Maund, Crewe

    The work at Dolgarrog has NOT been completed, according to Conwy Valley Railway Officer, and will take a "few more weeks"
    [Thank you for the update. We checked National Rail Enquiries, and NRE is reporting departures from Dolgarrog to Llandudno Junction at 09.16, 12.17, 15.38, 18.17 and 21.04 today. However, TfW says there is no service. We have amended our story slightly.-Ed.]