Network Rail in Wales and Borders is urging passengers to plan journeys ahead this Easter (Friday 19 to Monday 22 April) as work continues to upgrade the South Wales Main Line.
Bryony Parry 07734 649220
Urgent out-of-hours 0330 333 1800
Network Rail Wales route operates and maintains 923 miles of track across Wales and the border counties of England. Over 1340 trains run per day connecting towns and cities as well as providing connectivity in more rural areas.
The railway in Wales has been a success story with passenger growth of close to 50% over the last 10 years. With rail travel expected to continue growing significantly over the next 30 years, the number of journeys to and from Cardiff Central station, for example, is forecast to grow from 13 million to 33 million by 2043. The recently published Wales Route Study sets 14 ‘choices for funders’ to help accommodate this rising demand, including plans for a major re-development of Cardiff Central.
Latest news for this region
This National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March), Network Rail Wales and Borders is calling for people to join its award-winning apprenticeship scheme, as it embarks on its £2bn five-year funding plan to improve journeys for passengers.
Residents and passengers thanked as railway upgrade work between Swansea and Port Talbot is completed
Network Rail has thanked residents and passengers for their patience following the successful completion of railway upgrade work between Swansea and Port Talbot, which will make the railway more reliable for passengers.
Passengers planning to use Sunday train services in South Wales during March and April are urged to check before they travel, ahead of modernisation work on the South Wales Main Line.
Network Rail Wales & Borders engineers have revealed some of Cardiff Central station’s long-lost secrets as they deliver essential refurbishment work.
The A4076 at Milford Road railway bridge in Haverfordwest has re-opened and train services between Whitland and Milford Haven have resumed as normal, following the successful replacement of Milford Road railway bridge this weekend.
Users of Wem and Onibury level crossings in Shropshire are invited to ‘drop-in’ to find out more about level crossing safety, following reports of misuse and concerns raised by people in the communities.
Haverfordwest residents are reminded of the essential replacement of Milford Road railway bridge this weekend.
Vale of Glamorgan MP, Alun Cairns, met with Network Rail representatives to find out more about the accessibility upgrades planned for Barry and Cadoxton stations.
Swansea residents invited to drop-in event to find out more about upgrade work on the railway between Port Talbot and Swansea
Swansea residents are invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming upgrade work to the signalling system on the railway between Port Talbot and Swansea, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for Wales and Borders.