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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

Wales runs on rail: New figures show the full extent of the rail industry’s contribution to Wales: Network Rail are working with our partners Arriva Trains Wales to make the railway in Wales even better

Wales runs on rail: New figures show the full extent of the rail industry’s contribution to Wales

Monday 3 Apr 2017
  • Network Rail supports around 2,108 local jobs in Wales and the Welsh borders and last year £33.3 million was spent with 87 local businesses
  • Arriva Trains Wales has committed more than £31 million to date to help enhance the passenger experience on the railway in Wales and the Welsh borders.
  • £100 million spent every single week by Network Rail on improving the railway in Britain
Female Network Rail engineers become STEM role models: Wales - Hannah Kennedy, assistant asset engineer at Network Rail during a 'People Like Me Session'

Female Network Rail engineers become STEM role models

Wednesday 15 Mar 2017
  • The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Celebration of Talented Women in Wales conference took place at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Monday 13 March.
  • Two female Network Rail assistant asset engineers joined forces with leaders from business, academia and the Welsh Government to encourage girls to think about a career in rail engineering.