South East Wales

Cardiff to Newport rail line open after train breaks down

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A rail line has reopened after a train carrying petroleum broke down in Cardiff.

The freight train came to a halt in Splott on the line towards Newport on Wednesday morning.

National Rail said as it was carrying "dangerous goods", lines had to be closed for inspection and repairs.

All lines had reopened by 12:50 BST but National Rail said there would still be delays and cancellations as services returned to normal.

Andy Thomas, route managing director of Network Rail Wales, said an investigation into the "serious incident" was under way.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to a broken down freight tanker carrying petroleum after the brakes of the vehicle seized.

A replacement bus service was put on while the train was blocking line.