Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wales: Floods wash away rail track bed

About 150ft (45m) of track at a steam railway has been left suspended in the air after the land beneath was washed away by floods in mid Wales.

The incident happened along the line of the Vale of Rheidol railway near Aberystwyth on Saturday.

Services have been suspended on the railway which runs between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge.

"The track is now literally suspended in mid air - but still connected to either side," said a spokesperson.

Bosses stopped services on Saturday due to flooding in the Ceredigion area.

They realised the extent of the track bed problem while carrying out line checks on Sunday to survey for damage.

They say the line will be closed for at least a week. Read More