'Massive disruption' to travel routes after lorry hits railway bridge

By Alexandra Bánfi   |   Reporter   |
Wednesday 1st September 2021 8:20 am
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“Massive disruption” has been caused after a tipper lorry crashed into a bridge near Machynlleth earlier this morning.

At around 8am this morning, a tipper lorry driver drove forward to go underneath the railway bridge in Machynlleth, not realising the tipper was still up and “smashing into the bridge”.

In a statement on Facebook this morning, Lloyds Coaches confirmed the road was closed.

A spokesperson for Lloyds Coaches said the incident had caused “massive disruption” to the network and they are not aware when services will return to normal, as the damage is still being assessed.

The spokesperson added: “They’ve got a company and a crane to try getting it away from there, but we don’t know when it might end. We don’t know if there’s any damage under the railway bridge.”

At 7.47am this morning, Network Rail said: “A road vehicle has collided with a bridge between Machynlleth and Dovey Junction. As all lines are currently blocked whilst inspections take place, trains may be cancelled or delayed.

“This is expected until 11am.”

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