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Floodwater remains big problem blocking the Cynon Trail at Aberdare

Walking Public Right of Way at the Ynys Sunday 11 January it was still imposable to use because of floodwater.

This section of the Public Right of Way also forms part of the Cynon Trail

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has closed this section of the Cynon Trail and erected diversion signs.

RCTC said on their Twitter account that “Water levels are not reducing due to ground water from the railway.” And they would be returning to site today Monday 12 January to access the pump chamber.

What is causing the two water pumps to keep braking down? There are a number of possibility’s we expect.

AberdareOnline has asked the pump installers Samatrix Pumping Solutions employed by RCTC for their opinion on why this is happening so frequently.

Other examples why the system is not working may be because the pumps and discharge pipe is too small? The Ynys is a large water catchment area the land drain feeding the pump chamber may need replacing because it is silted up causing the water pumps to be become blocked with silt?

It’s not helpful when an attempt is made to clean up the area around the land drain and just dump the spoil on the bank above the drain, only to have it washed back into the drain, a pointless exercise.

RCTC have not said if they have contacted Network Rail over the discharge of “ground water from the railway” onto the Public Right of Way.