South West Wales

Rail collision on level crossing in Pembrokeshire

An investigation is under way after a train collided with a car on a level crossing in Pembrokeshire.

The 17:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea service struck the vehicle at Manorbier in what British Transport Police (BTP) say was a "glancing blow".

There were eight passengers on board the train but no-one was injured in the incident.

The line has been closed pending an investigation and a replacement bus service is operating.

BTP said its officers were called to the scene just after 17:35 GMT along with colleagues from Dyfed-Powys Police.

In a statement, BTP said: "A car had been struck a glancing blow by a train at a rural level crossing.

"Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of the incident and we are working to determine the cause of the collision. We will inform the Rail Accident Investigation Branch."

Arriva Trains Wales said: "The 17:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea service struck a car earlier on the Manorbier Newton open crossing.

"It was a glancing blow. Damage was limited. There are no injuries to the car driver, the train crew of two and eight passengers."

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