Work to upgrade the footbridge at Penmaenmawr station on the North Wales coastline has been completed as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, to deliver a bigger and better railway for passengers.
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.
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Children warned of the dangers of playing on the railway following near miss at Welsh level crossing
Children are being reminded of the importance of obeying signals and signs at level crossings following a near miss with a train at a Welsh level crossing.
Rail passengers are being reminded to plan their journeys before travelling, ahead of a six-week closure of the Severn Tunnel to prepare the Great Western Mainline for a brand new fleet of electric trains.
Network Rail has a new route managing director in Wales, tasked with delivering a bigger, better railway for passengers and businesses in Wales and the borders.
Network Rail engineers prepare for electrification of the Severn Tunnel at state-of-the-art training facility in Wales
Network Rail engineers are busy preparing for the electrification of the Severn Tunnel at a state-of-the-art training facility in Wales.
Beresford Road Bridge in Cardiff to temporarily close from this weekend as work to electrify the railway continues
Network Rail is reminding people in Cardiff that Beresford Road Bridge in Cardiff city centre will close to road traffic from tomorrow (Saturday, 23 July) until spring 2017 as essential work to upgrade the railway continues.
Passengers and residents in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, will soon benefit from a safer, more reliable level crossing as Network Rail confirms it will fully renew the crossing’s equipment.
Lodge Road Bridge in Caerleon is being refurbished as part of the Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers and businesses.
Normal weekend train services to resume between Newport and Shrewsbury following railway upgrade work
Passengers have been thanked for their patience following the completion of railway upgrade work between Newport and Shrewsbury.
A milestone in the work to upgrade a Newport city centre bridge in preparation for the new fleet of electric trains was completed last weekend as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to deliver a bigger, better railway for passengers.