175009 Pontypool & New Inn 17 June 2022

Van races train! As 175009 is only moving slowly, as it is accelerating away from Pontypool & New Inn station, the van easily wins! The train is the 1V44 13:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Tenby Transport for Wales service, which was running 39 minutes late. This was on a day when TfW were having all kinds of problems on this route, with numerous trains cancelled, and lots of severe late running. The 1V46 14:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Milford Haven was cancelled at Crewe due to the 'serious health and safety issue' of broken air conditioning on this extremely hot day.