North East Wales

Lorry hits bridge at Queensferry: Trains between Shotton and Rhyl affected

Train services between Shotton and Rhyl have been affected after a lorry hit a railway bridge in Flintshire.

The B5444 road under the bridge at Station Road in Queensferry was also closed following the incident at 11:20 GMT on Monday.

Only one railway line is open and a replacement bus service has been arranged by Arriva Trains Wales.

Some damage was caused to the structure itself during the collision, said Network Rail.

"Debris will need to be removed and some repairs are needed to the masonry on the bridge," said a spokesperson.

"We are currently looking at running services on one line, and then reopening the two lines by the end of today."

Arriva Trains Wales advised passengers to look on thejourney checkwebsite for further details.

Rumours circulated on Twitter that there at been a train crash at the site, were quickly refuted by North Wales Police.

Flintshire council said the road would remain closed until the bridge can be made safe.

"Network Rail have informed the authority that it is unlikely that the bridge will be made safe and the road therefore re-opened before midnight," the spokesperson added.

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