TRAIN services to Barry and Penarth were disrupted this morning, Friday, February 23, after reports a person had been hit by a train.

Services between Barry Island, Penarth and Cardiff Central were affected by the incident, and were either delayed or cancelled.

Emergency services were called to the scene to conduct a full search of the area, while the search took place all lines were closed for some time.

Lines were re-opened at 8.15am after British Transport Police confirmed no person had been hit.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to the line near Cathays railway station at 5.40am today (23 February) to reports of a possible casualty on the tracks.

“Officers conducted a full area search and thankfully confirmed this to be a near miss.” 

While many services returned to good service, there are still minor delays on the following Vale of Glamorgan lines.

  • Cardiff – Barry Island: Minor delays;
  • Barry – Bridgend: Major delays;
  • Cardiff to Penarth: Minor delays.

Transport for Wales were contacted for comment, all information of train services were correct at the time of publication.