No trains for a third day through Ludlow – no news on when they will resume

Arriva Train Wales has cancelled all trains between Manchester and Cardiff for Friday. There will not be replacement buses.

The advice remains not to travel by rail or road.

Arriva Trains Wales is running a limited service on the following lines only: Shrewsbury to Crewe; Crewe to Chester; Chester to Holyhead; and Wrexham to Bidston.

There is no news from the rail companies on when services will resume.

Arriva Train Wales is keeping people up to date through Twitter

There are two problems. The first is obviously the weather. That is due to ease a little through the day but not much. High winds may lead to drifting snow.

Met Office weather warnings for Friday

The second is damage to train wheels. This has affected the entire Class 175 fleet. Arriva haven’t given much information but this seems to be damage from the track. It is not clear whether other types of train are affected, such as the older Class 158 trains that run on the Holyhead route. It is also not known whether this damage is related to the cold snap.

There is no information yet on when the problem will be resolved and even a limited service will resume.

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