South East Wales

Cardiff-Newport trains service to resume after delays

Passengers wait for delayed trains at Cardiff Central
Image caption Passengers waiting for delayed trains at Cardiff Central Station on Sunday evening

Normal services have resumed after hundreds of rail passengers suffered delays due to a signalling problem between Cardiff and Newport.

Replacement buses were laid on after trains were held up on Sunday.

Train companies said earlier in the day that there was a "very limited" service, but First Great Western and Arriva Trains Wales said on Monday morning that services had resumed.

First Great Western said the problems were due to faulty equipment.

Disruption affected services between Wales and England by Arriva, Cross Country and First Great Western on Sunday.

A BBC Wales journalist who was among those delayed at the station said a tannoy announcement had blamed the delay on cable theft between Cardiff and Newport.

However, First Great Western said later that there was no theft on the line, but that the problems were due to faulty equipment.

The company said train services should be operating normally by Monday morning.

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