The Conwy Valley line reopened to passengers today, Monday 13 November, after Network Rail engineers carried out extensive repairs following recent storm damage.
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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
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales thank passengers as railway reopens between Swansea and Carmarthen
Network Rail has thanked passengers for their patience following urgent repair work on the line between Swansea and Carmarthen.
Oversized lorries hit rail bridges every week in Wales and the borders causing misery for travellers
Thousands of rail passengers in Wales and the borders will suffer hours of delays and cancellations in the next month as 'bridge-strikes' - when a lorry that's too big hits a low bridge - reach their peak.
Network Rail is carrying out improvement work to the River Artro viaduct in Gwynedd as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan which will help accommodate growing passenger numbers.
Passengers are reminded to check before travelling ahead of the Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam fight in the Principality Stadium this Saturday night (28 October).
Engineers will begin track and signalling modernisation work in Rhyl this month as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
As the community comes together to celebrate the history of Barmouth viaduct this weekend, Network Rail is making plans to refurbish the renowned structure and protect its future.
Network Rail engineers will begin demolishing Mardy Road bridge in Cardiff this weekend as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan to improve journeys for passengers.
Specialist trains and engineers out in force in Wales to help keep rail passengers moving this autumn
Specialist ‘railhead treatment’ trains are out in force across the railway in Wales and the Borders, as Network Rail’s and Arriva Trains Wales’ joint autumn plan steps up a gear, with teams of highly trained engineers ready to work 24/7 to help keep rail passengers moving this autumn.
Network Rail is carrying out improvement work to the River Usk Viaduct in Newport as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan which will help accommodate growing passenger numbers.