Rail services between south Wales and Manchester have been disrupted and passengers faced delays after a train hit a bull on the line.
A vet was called after the animal was hit between Abergavenny and Hereford near Llanvihangel in Monmouthshire at about 14:30 BST.
Network Rail has confirmed lines in both directions have now reopened.
Passengers have been advised to check before they travel and are warning of residual delays.
Source: BBC Here