Arriva Trains were running normally again from Penarth this morning after chaos at Queen St station last night

Hundreds of rail passengers were delayed on the Arriva Trains services running to and from Penarth last night because of “signalling problems”

The signalling systems at both Cardiff Central Station and Queen Street broke down – and resulted in long delays last night . An 11 minute trip from Penarth to Cardiff took 55 minutes

Last night Arriva Trains Wales infuriated passengers but not apologising for the  chaos

Passengers stuck on trains were infuriated not only by the long delay but by the lack of any apology from the German-run rail operator Arriva – which is a subsidiary of  the German company Deutsch Bahn (German Railways).

In a few weeks time the Germans will be relinquishing their rail franchise to Keolis Amey.

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  1. Quite frankly I find an empty apology worse than no apology.

  2. penarthblog says:

    It’s right that Arriva apologies, but ultimately it’s down to network rail.

  3. Frank Evans says:

    German trains…. I thought most were British pacer trains built 50 years ago. Germans would never put up with such cr*p.
    As for the signalling. Good old British relay technology from the 1920s

    • The oldest Pacers are 33 years old and some of the trains that are going to replace them are even older. You’ve never travelled on the minor DB lines have you? The signalling is only a couple of years old so none of those old relays here.

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