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
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.