Mid Wales

Vale of Rheidol line reopens after landslide in flood

Tracks remain at Vale of Rheidol Railway but the track bed has been washed away
Image caption Workers surveying the line which runs between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge

Services have resumed on a steam railway which was damaged by a landslide in flooding in mid Wales.

About 50ft (15.2m) of track was left suspended in the air after the land beneath was washed away on the Vale of Rheidol railway near Aberystwyth last Saturday.

Services had been suspended on the line, which runs between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge.

The extent of the track bed problem was found during a survey for damage.

At the height of the flooding in mid Wales on Saturday about 1,000 people had to move to safety as flood water hit communities across the area, stretching into Powys.

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