This Bridge is on Fire…
Commuters in Barmouth faced severe delays after a wooden railway bridge was engulfed in flames in the early hours of the morning on the 4th October 2016. Firefighters were called to the scene at Barmouth Viaduct at 6am and remained throughout- so that they could tackle the blaze. Reports say that an assessment of the damage was set to have been carried out and that the line remained closed until said assessment was completed.
Following the incident, the line between Tywyn and Barmouth was closed and a bus replacement service put into place in order to allow passengers to travel to their desired destination. Despite these precautions, commuters still faced delays. Despite these delays, commuters didn’t take to twitter to voice their frustration and instead shared numerous articles documenting the delays to warn fellow passengers. Perhaps Wales are more relaxed when it comes to delays in contrast to the south?
It is not yet known how the blaze started, however the train line warned passengers that the delays could last all day. It is also possible that the track could be closed for the next week, causing further disruptions. Thankfully, the bus replacement service is said to be in place until the track reopens.
Stories regarding the fire vary from person to person as one stated that the blaze engulfed the track line where as others claim that officials and fire crews were sent out from Barmouth with a dry powder extinguisher to battle a small fire.
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