Two passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a train hit a tree on the Rhymney Valley line last night.
The crash happened at 9.50pm just north of Llanbradach station on Sunday, September 3.
Of the 17 passengers on board the 20.47 Penarth to Rhymney train, two were taken to hospital with a number of otehrs checked over by paramedics. Crews from five fire stations attended the scene.
Engineers from Arriva Trains Wales were sent to check over the train and Network Rail sent engineers to clear the area.
The train, which had not derailed, was moved at 12.45am and took passengers to Ystrad Mynach where taxis were waiting.
Gareth Thomas, Arriva Trains Wales Director, said: “We can confirm that one of our services struck a tree on the line north of Llanbradach on Sunday night and that four people were injured.
“The incident left our driver very shaken up and the train badly damaged, however the train remained on the tracks.
“The safety of our customers and staff is always our first concern, and we worked closely with our partners in Network Rail throughout the incident to ensure the train was safe and to clear the track so the train could proceed to Ystrad Mynach where taxis had been arranged to meet passengers and take them home.
“Together with Network Rail we will be investigating the causes of this incident and we would like to thank all those onboard for their patience during what was clearly a very distressing incident.”
It was the last train of the day that way and the line was reopened in the early hours for services.
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at approximately 10.05pm last night to reports that a train had collided with a tree between Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach.
“We sent members of our Hazardous Area and Special Operations Response Teams, the Police Joint Response Unit, three emergency ambulances, three rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer and a BASICS doctor to the scene.
“One patient was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport while another was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
“A number of other patients were also checked over at the scene.”
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